Levantine Immigrants in Latin America and Their Economic Impact on Host Countries
Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Many Levantine immigrants arrived in Latin America mostly between the mid nineteenth century and late twentieth century. Most immigrants came from the Levant region of Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. They participated or developed economic activities such as commerce (mostly street vending, handicrafts, clothing stores, and restaurants), agriculture, and textile industries.