Peruvians in Uruguay
Peruvian immigrants started arriving in Uruguay around 1990, mainly by land. Both countries share the Spanish language; their historical origins are common (part of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Spanish Empire). The 2011 Uruguayan census revealed 1,433 people who declared Peru as their country of birth; other sources state that there are some 2,000 to 3,000 Peruvians living and working in Uruguay, mostly in fisheries or as domestic servants.
As of 2013, Peruvians represent one of the most dynamic immigration flows in Uruguay. Yet most of them still live in poverty; only 125 are registered in the Uruguayan social security. Rather than fully assimilating into Uruguayan mainstream society, they tend to represent an example of multiculturalism. Official sources show that over 1,600 Peruvians obtained their Uruguayan identification documents in 2016.
In Montevideo operates the Uruguayan-Peruvian Cultural Association César Vallejo.
- Julián Legaspi, television and film actor, born in Montevideo to a Peruvian mother
- Felipe Arocena. "The contribution of immigrants to Uruguay" (PDF). multiculturalismoenuruguay.com. Retrieved 6 March 2014. (Spanish)
- "Immigration to Uruguay" (PDF). INE. Retrieved 6 March 2013. (Spanish)
- "Uruguay has 77,000 immigrants". Montevideo.comm. 17 June 2013. (Spanish)
- "Peruvians, the fastest-growing immigrant group in Uruguay". El Espectador. 18 June 2013. (Spanish)
- "Just arrived". EL PAIS. Retrieved 24 July 2015. (Spanish)
- "Peruvians in Uruguay: 70% in poverty". El Comercio. 6 February 2011. (Spanish)
- "Foreign workers in Uruguay". EL PAIS. Retrieved 4 November 2013. (Spanish)
- "Complex immigration numbers". Búsqueda. 5 January 2017. (Spanish)
- "Carlos Valderrama, Director de la Asociación Cultural Uruguayo-Peruana César Vallejo" (PDF). (Spanish)
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