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By Rosana Barbosa

In Immigration and Xenophobia, Rosana Barbosa discusses Portuguese migration to Rio de Janeiro from 1822 to 1850 as an important point of the city's historical past. in the course of the first 1/2 the 19th century, many Portuguese fled the tough fiscal and social stipulations in Portugal for greater fiscal possibilities in post-independence Brazil, which used to be experiencing a growth that was once fuelled via such commodities as espresso.

Its retail advertisement zone attracted many immigrants from France, England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and such a lot specially from Portugal. the arriving of Portuguese migrants used to be facilitated by way of the truth that they have been often good got via the Brazilian executive and elite, who desired to create a "white" kingdom, whereas nonetheless carrying on with to import hundreds of thousands of Africans each year.

Although they have been good obtained via the govt, the Portuguese occasionally confronted hostility and aggression from the inhabitants at huge for purposes bobbing up from nationalism and festival for jobs. regardless of the presence of this hostility, such a lot Portuguese immigrants in Rio de Janeiro tailored good to their new surroundings. They married or built relationships with area people, obtained homes in Brazil, and such a lot didn't go back to Portugal.

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