Special report: Lebanese-Brazilians

A beautiful and well-researched piece by Joe Dyke documenting the Lebanese migration to Brazil from the late 1800s till today… Published in the Executive Magazine, July 2014

Joe Dyke Journalist

I have recently completed a month-long trip to Brazil in which I was reporting extensively on the Lebanese-Brazilian diaspora (and watching the World Cup!) For those that don’t know, there are perhaps twice as many Brazilians of Lebanese descent as there are people inside Lebanon itself. They are also hugely powerful and economically successful.

One of the first ships to take Lebanese people to Brazil One of the first ships to take Lebanese people to Brazil

As such I spent a few weeks meeting senior Lebanese-Brazilians, including an interview with Michel Temer – Brazil’s vice-president. I also wrote an extensive history of Lebanese emmigration to Brazil, which was fascinating to research and write. I have copied and pasted the first part of it below.

You can view all the articles here.

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Les immigrés syro-libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926: Perception du corps consulaire français

The International Conference on Arab Immigration in the Americas Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) September 28 – October 1st, 2005   Les immigrés syro-libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926: Perception du corps consulaire français   Eliane N. FERSAN   © 2005 All rights reserved. No part of this paper may be… Continue reading Les immigrés syro-libanais au Brésil de 1920 à 1926: Perception du corps consulaire français