Lebanese in Brazil articles

Early photo of the Port of Santos, Brazil 1907 LERC Archives, Roberto Khatlab Collection

A home for everyone

A home for everyone

One striking feature about the Lebanese–Brazilian community is how divided they are on the topic of the land of their forefathers. Older Lebanese–Brazilians or those whose families emigrated in recent decades tend to be deeply attached to their mother country. They will follow the news and have opinions about the region, even if they have

Success story: Denise Milan

This article is part of an in depth special report on the Lebanese in Brazil. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up July’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. From Denise Milan’s 12th floor studio, São Paulo stretches for miles in every direction. The sprawling metropolis both inspires and frustrates her — its

Photo of Beirut Port with ships used for migration, LERC Archives

How the Lebanese conquered Brazil

This article is part of an in depth special report on the Lebanese in Brazil. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up July’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Two years ago, Amin Maalouf — perhaps the most famous Lebanese social scientist — made a trip to São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous city. Speaking

Milton Hatoum in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 17 June 2014.

Success story: Milton Hatoum

This article is part of an in depth special report on the Lebanese in Brazil. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up July’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Milton Hatoum works hard to find the tranquility that enables him to produce his best writing — penning every page by hand in his

Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20 June 2014.

The most powerful Lebanese person alive

This is the first article in a special series on Lebanese successes in Brazil. Read the rest as they are published online over the coming weeks, or pick up a copy of the entire special report in Executive’s July print edition.   Most days, Btaaboura is a soporific place. The north Lebanese village is home to

Shot of the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Living the Brazilian dream

The world is watching Brazil. With the World Cup only two weeks from completion, a spotlight has been shone upon Latin America’s largest country. It is a rising force — the world’s seventh largest economy may have slowed down but it is far from dipping into decline. In 2016 it will also host the Olympic

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