Uruguayans in Chile
There are lots of Uruguayan-born persons living in Chile, for a number of reasons. Both countries share the Spanish language; the historical origins of both nations is common (part of the Spanish Empire until the early 19th century); Chile has a bigger, more diverse economy, which attracted Uruguayans in search of opportunities; the relative geographical vicinity (Southern Cone) also helps.
Modern estimates put the figure of Uruguayans in Chile at over 9,000.
Uruguayan residents in Chile have their own institutions, for instance, the Consultative Council in Santiago.
- Carlos Aguiar, footballer
- Guillermo Amoedo, film director
- Carlos Canzani, musician
- Diego Guastavino, footballer
- Fernando Kliche, actor
- Walter Kliche, actor
- Laura Prieto, model and actress
- Jael Ünger, actress
- "Where did Uruguayans go?". El Observador. 13 August 2017. (in Spanish)
- "List of Consultative Councils of Uruguayans abroad". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. (in Spanish)
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