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Archive for May 13th, 2015

Syrian Muslim refugees go to Brazil; no hugging please!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on May 13, 2015

Syrians congregate near mosques like this one in Sao Paulo

This is an interesting article about how Syrians are going to Brazil.

Some love it, some don’t.  They say it’s expensive to live with no social services available. Some want to move on to Europe.

And, one problem with life there we are told is that the warm and friendly Brazilians don’t understand why Muslims don’t want to be hugged or shake hands.

The Guardian gives a jab at the US by pointing out that Brazil has taken more Syrian refugees than we have.

We have just passed the 800 mark, here.

Since 2013 when Brazil opened its doors, 1,740 Syrian refugees have been registered in the country – far more than in the US.

No time today to report more, but just wanted to add it to our South America archive for future reference.

Read it all here.

Posted in Muslim refugees, Resettlement cities, South America | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

 
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