Just only two streets from Insurgentes Theater, three walking to the Lebanese Center and 4 of Mercado Libre offices and many other companies that have their offices in the area.
Neighbourhood History: On January 14, 2006, the Lebanese Center donated a bronze monument with the theme of the Lebanese Emigrant, which was placed between the streets of Minerva, Insurgentes and Rio Mixcoac, in the Credit Constructor neighbourhood. The unveiling was the responsibility of the then Delegational Chief, Mr. Fadlala Akabani and the Head of Government, Mr. Jesús Encinas.
This work was made by the sculptor Ramiz Borquet. The material is bronze, with a weight of one tonne 600 kilograms; It is four meters high. It was donated as a sign of gratitude to the Mexican people for willingly receiving the wave of Lebanese immigration that arrived in Mexico from the last two decades of the 19th century.
One of the causes of immigration was the disintegration of the feudal system in the Ottoman Empire (and that ended with Lebanon), as the artisanal production of land ownership, caused people to leave in search of better living conditions .
The arrival of Lebanese immigrants to Mexico coincides with a favorable immigration policy for foreigners, initiated in liberalism and promoted by Porfirio Díaz, with the aim of achieving the country's development, as the lack of population (according to the general opinion of the ruling class ), was one of the main causes of the country's economic backwardness. Not in vain, during the Porfiriato era, we worked to achieve the unification and industrialization of the country.
Finally, the immigrants arrived as a matter of chance, since, for many of them, the original destination was the United States of America. But due to the existence of restrictive measures, they were prevented from entering that country, which is why they were sent to other countries.
The Lebanese were engaged in street trading as an activity in which they did not require a great command of the language; the ambulantaje did not compete with the big establishments, but it was an intermediary, and even the isolated communities were incorporated to the natives, creating a new market.
When they had some capital and with the credit of some commercial houses, as well as more customers, they combined the work of street vendors with formal or established commerce.
The arrival of Lebanese women during the first decades favored inbreeding; the number of them did not exceed that of men. His presence was fundamental for the transmission of strictly Lebanese values within families.