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Old 03-25-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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In southern Florida most of the investors come from Latin America and Europe ...
Financing for and ownership of major infrastructure investment in southern Florida still comes from the US northeast, just like it did around a century ago under Henry Flagler, from Washington DC, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville.

Latin Americans with money and Europeans are the users and buyers of the finished products, Latin Americans help with the work to build, operate, supply, and maintain them.

 
Old 03-25-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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I'm not talking about infrastructure, all the infrastructure in all countries comes from central or federal government. I'm talking about private real estate, private investment, financial investment and Miami as a worldwide financial center. More so, the trend of vast amounts of funds from Latin America and Europe is growing exponentially, more so with the constant explosion of the second oil reserve in the world, the first soy producer in the world, and the linkage Miami-Panama. It's not that those investors can't speak English, but they favour Spanish. If the third generation of hispanics does not learn Spanish, they will also have to leave in the long run because Spanish will be required in all jobs in the coming future.

"Quien paga manda" (He who pays the piper calls the tunes).

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Many of the posts here already got off topic many types.

Absolutely no more posting or voting.

It would be great if this thread is closed down, thanks for the interesting information, i learned what i wanted.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Outer Boroughs, NYC
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@Komodo. Miami is an international business hub that attracts businessmen and businesswomen from Venezuela, Colombia etc. who speak Spanish. Many come with their children (who are schooled in English and become bilingual). Miami became a capital of Latin American business because it is in a stable country with lower levels of corruption or government interference compared to many Latin American countries. It is no yardstick for the rest of the United States. Miami is a metro area of 5 million, and only a tiny minority do not speak English. Most Miamians are bilingual. El Paso, Texas, the most Hispanic city in the country, is 80% Latino. Schools and universities are all English-speaking. Virtually everyone on the street can switch from Spanish to perfect U.S. English (with a Texas accent) automatically. Your scenario for Spanish in the U.S. is simply wishful thinking -- what the French call a voeu pieux -- and has no basis in reality.

Back to the subject: English will remain the national language in the United States (and international language) at the end of the century, but I think Spanish will gain as an international language of study at the expense of French. French is an international language in name only (official at the UN, the Olympics), but Spanish is replacing it as a second language of study in much of Europe. In many German Lšnder, according to Der Spiegel magazine, Spanish has already replaced French as the second foreign language of study after English. Spanish is now "cool" in Germany, says Spiegel. And this is happening in Australia and in most of Asia. Only in former French and Belgian colonies in Africa does French stand a chance against Spanish.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Notice how i said important instead of influential.
We would probably do well to clarify the distinction between important - or influential - from wide spread. While many more people may speak Spanish than most any other language, it doesn't mean what they speak is important, only necessary - perhaps.

Spanish may be important locally but certainly not internationally. I would think a language important when it's adopted as an option to a native language.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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I'm not talking about infrastructure, all the infrastructure in all countries comes from central or federal government. I'm talking about private real estate, private investment, financial investment and Miami as a worldwide financial center. More so, the trend of vast amounts of funds from Latin America and Europe is growing exponentially, more so with the constant explosion of the second oil reserve in the world, the first soy producer in the world, and the linkage Miami-Panama. It's not that those investors can't speak English, but they favour Spanish. If the third generation of hispanics does not learn Spanish, they will also have to leave in the long run because Spanish will be required in all jobs in the coming future.

"Quien paga manda" (He who pays the piper calls the tunes).
Even at that, many investors are from Brazil; which counters the Spanish dominate argument. Also, about everyone that is an investor of some sort knows English, and conducts transactions in English.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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... private investment, financial investment and Miami as a worldwide financial center ..;.
Miami has been losing ground as a private banking center for Latin American clients since 2002 in favor of London, Switzerland, and the Caribbean.

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Miami became a capital of Latin American business because it is in a stable country with lower levels of corruption or government interference compared to many Latin American countries.
And when they settle in Miami, they do not set up schools, they send their children to well established private "gringo" schools.

Anyway, let's close this thread.
 
Old 03-25-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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