Very interesting article, although unfortunately he keeps on calling us Arabs. This diaspora started during the 19th century, long before the creation of Grand-Liban. At the time we were called Turks, Syrians or Syriacs but never Arabs. Lebanon became Arab only in 1943, so the denomination they use in this article is inaccurate.
Some of the most powerful people in Brazil trace their lineage back to Lebanon. The story of these immigrants is one of hard work, hardship and stigma.