Uruguayans in Sweden

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Uruguayans in Sweden are people born in Uruguay who live in Sweden, or Swedish-born people of Uruguayan descent. As of 2013, there were over 4,000 Uruguayans living in Swedish territory.[1]

Overview[edit]

Being Sweden a very democratic country and a net receiver of immigrants, during the civic-military dictatorship of Uruguay (1973-1985) there were several Uruguayans that went exiled to Sweden; this was possible, among others, thanks to Ambassador Harald Edelstam. Nowadays there are many Uruguayans who still live in Sweden.[1]

Uruguayan residents in Sweden have their own institutions, for instance, Casa Uruguay in Malmö[2] and the Consultative Councils in Stockholm and Gothemburg.[3]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sweden, the Uruguay of the North". EL PAIS. 8 September 2013.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ Casa Uruguay Malmö (Spanish)
  3. ^ "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Retrieved 1 November 2013.  (Spanish)