Paraguayans in Uruguay
There are lots of Paraguayan-born persons living in Uruguay, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the Spanish language; their historical origins are common (part of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Spanish Empire); both countries are members of MERCOSUR, there is no need for special migration documents, and circulation is relatively easy. Uruguay is a small, quiet country, with wide beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, so many well-off Paraguayans choose Uruguay as their usual holiday destination, some of them even as permanent residence. Other Paraguayans of a lower social condition come to Uruguay in search of job opportunities, as part of a big inflow of Latin Americans coming to Uruguay.
Paraguayan residents in Uruguay have their own social and cultural association.
Notable Paraguayans in Uruguay
- Clotardo Dendi, footballer
- Marcos Zeida, politician and activist
- Sergio Abreu, lawyer and politician, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, is son of a Paraguayan immigrant
- "Uruguay has 77,000 immigrants". Montevideo.comm. 17 June 2013. (in Spanish)
- "Just arrived". EL PAIS. Retrieved 24 July 2015. (in Spanish)
- "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF). INE. Retrieved 6 March 2013. (in Spanish)
- "Foreign workers in Uruguay". EL PAIS. Retrieved 4 November 2013. (in Spanish)
- Club Social y Deportivo Residentes Paraguayos en Uruguay (in Spanish)
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