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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Arab Festival in Lima, Peru


Alright, that was from October of 2012; but I just found it, now.

NOTICE: on the lower right, it was sponsored by the Minstry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciónes Exteriores)

What is most interesting is the font used.  It is a faux-Hindu font, not a faux-Arab font.   Apparently, no one noticed that.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The Arab in Lima. Closer Than You Think.

Used the Google Translation Engine because my Spanish is so so.

The Arab in Lima [Peru]. Closer than you think

Conocidos por nuestros abuelos llanamente como “los turcos”, la herencia cultural árabe y las olas de inmigrantes que llegaron al Perú trajeron consigo costumbres y usos que han calado profundamente en nuestra identidad cultural, como bien lo recuerda el sociólogo e historiador Nelson Manrique en entrevista con Perú21.

Desde la arquitectura colonial hasta los más queridos platos de nuestra “mistura gastronómica”, la III Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de América del Sur y los Países Árabes nos da una excusa para revisar una vez más el legado de la cultura del Medio Oriente en suelo peruano.

Known by our grandparents simply as “Turks”, the Arab cultural heritage, and the waves of immigrants who arrived in Peru brought with them customs and practices that have penetrated deeply into our cultural identity, as recalled by the sociologist and historian Nelson Manrique in interview with Perú21.

From colonial architecture to the most beloved dishes from our “Mistura gastronomic [fair]“, the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of South American and Arab Countries gives us an excuse to once again review the legacy of the culture of the Middle East on Peruvian soil.

The webpage – with a video that would not embed, due to script problems – had a short discussion about Arab heritage in Peru in light of the 2012 Arab-Latin summit which was held in Peru in October, 2012.

Friday, August 17th, 2012


Lima, Peru.

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