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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Group Studes Latin – Arab Relations

10/06/2013 – 09:11hs
Group studies relations between Arabs and Latin America

São Paulo – Two years ago, a group of researchers from different countries decided to join forces to form a centre for studies to examine relations between the countries of the Middle East and North Africa and the nations in Latin America. Thus arose New Generation Consulting, a think tank based in Lebanon that is seeking closer ties with Brazilian organisations.

“There is a very strong and great potential among the regions of the Arab world and Latin America in terms of diaspora, culture and trade. There are strong complementarities, but no one really focused on how to build bridges between the two regions,” said the French-Chilean Janaina Herrera, managing director of the think tank. She and the Lebanese Issam Al Khatib, COO and technological consultant at the research centre, visited the headquarters of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday (06) and were greeted by the organisation’s director-general, Michel Alaby.

The New Generation Consulting has ten professionals in different areas, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science and Diplomacy, among others. The centre also has a network of supporters including entrepreneurs who help the project.

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Israel and America should not be ignoring this.

It should be noted that the Arabs in Brazil are heavily Lebanese-Christian, and fairly moderate.

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

DOTD – 002 – Cristina Antoniadis and Sami Bordokan

From Brazil.

This is an art form.

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Dubai opens up a Tourism office in São Paulo

24/04/2013 – 20:20hs

Dubai opens tourism office in São Paulo

The emirate’s department in the sector will set up an office in the city of São Paulo. The objective is to double the number of Brazilians travelling to the region.

This quote comes from the Brazil-Arab News Agency.

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Arab Influence on Samba


74 Brazilian Route from Arab Brazilian Chamber on Vimeo.

Certainly, a lot of the Blacks slaves which went to Brazil were Muslim when they first arrived; but after the Malê Revolt of the early 19th century (around 1835), the Brazilians totally crushed Islam in Brazil.

the Malê Revolt

Fearing the example might be followed, the Brazilian authorities began to watch the malês very carefully and in subsequent years intensive efforts were made to force conversions to Catholicism and erase the popular memory and affection towards Islam. However, the African Muslim community was not erased overnight, and as late as 1910 it is estimated there were still some 100,000 African Muslims living in Brazil.

In effect, Islam was crushed.

In 2010, the Brazilian census reported only 35,167 Muslims. Most of there were of recent immigrant stock.

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