The Arab diaspora in Latin America is immensely overlooked and understudied in contemporary research. Understanding this immigration allows us to appreciate syncretic and assimilatory behaviours, with the Colombian city of Maicao a rich example.
In-depth: In recent years many countries across Latin America have shunned incumbent conservative governments and elected leftist leaders, ushering in hopes for renewed solidarity among the region's vast Palestinian diaspora.
While armchair enthusiasts of European history are well aware of southern Spain's Islamic history, most are unaware that Madrid, Spain's current capital, once had a distinct Islamic footprint. Yet, after centuries of neglect, few relics remain.
In-depth: In recent years the Middle East has become a popular destination for Colombian mercenaries, with military veterans from the South American country's civil conflict involved in wars across the region.