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Old 10-26-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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Because most immigrant to Latin America in the period of Europe emigration. From 1850 to 1970:

1.3 million Spanish moved to Argentina
825,000 to Mexico
240,000 to USA

harder to find numbers on other countries, but it was probably large in other Latin American countries.

Most Spaniards that emigrated during the last 100 years did so during the Spanish Civli War / to escape Franco's dictatorship. Most took refuge in Argentina and Mexico, as the post above notes.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:28 AM
 
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These are the main reasons in my opinion.

1. Latin America countries were colonized by the Spanish. They spoke Spanish in those countries and that would make it easier for Spanish immigrants to assimilate.

2. They were on top of the caste system in Latin America.

3. By immigrating to Latin American countries, Spaniards didn't have to face ethnic discrimination from Anglo/North European Americans.

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Old 10-26-2014, 11:49 AM
 
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Idaho has the largest number of spaniards (they are mostly basques) and south florida whites mostly wealthy cuban elites of spaniard origin who left commie cuba with their wealth before losing it

I heard many whites in new mexico are of spaniard descent
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:02 PM
 
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Most Spaniards that emigrated during the last 100 years did so during the Spanish Civli War / to escape Franco's dictatorship. Most took refuge in Argentina and Mexico, as the post above notes.
I believe that some went to Cuba, pre communism as well. In turn, Miami probably has people of strictly Spanish descent there.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:10 PM
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Many Canarian Spaniards went to Louisiana, became known as Islenos.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:37 PM
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I believe that some went to Cuba, pre communism as well. In turn, Miami probably has people of strictly Spanish descent there.
Some also went to New Orleans. Some Cubans of Spanish descent did go to New Orleans as well.

It is also important to consider some Spanish immigrants went to Tampa.
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Old 10-26-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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I have met quite a number of expat Spaniards in the NYC area working for Spanish companies that have offices in the USA. But I don't know if there is a real Spaniard community besides this in the area.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Idaho has the largest number of spaniards (they are mostly basques) and south florida whites mostly wealthy cuban elites of spaniard origin who left commie cuba with their wealth before losing it

I heard many whites in new mexico are of spaniard descent
Interesting. I wonder why Idaho. Seems to fit the rebel mindset of the Basque, though!
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:40 PM
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Interesting. I wonder why Idaho. Seems to fit the rebel mindset of the Basque, though!
The Basque went to Idaho, Nevada, and other parts of the West for the ranching industry.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:40 PM
 
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Apparently legendary hollywood actress Rita Hayworth was a Spaniard-American


So was Walt Disney


and so is rachel welch
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