Ladino and Spanish Jews in Latin America

Erik Carlos Torén ectoren at hiline.net
Fri Nov 21 06:43:53 MST 2003


Cdes.

On 21 Nov 2003 at 6:09, Nestor Gorojovsky wrote:
> But Protestant colonies
> were not the
> main source of population and culture for what is now known
> as Latin
> America. Latin American culture is, in a first approach,
> Iberian and
> thus either Portuguese or Castillian (Aragonese, and very
> particularly Catalans, were forbidden from Latin America,
> such as
> Jews were).

Withint the context of México, the culture is predominantly mestizo/indigenous. I highly
recommend Guillermo Bonfil Batalla's book "México Profundo."
[http://www.cwis.org/reviews/profundo.html ].

As far Mexican Jews, the earliest history is around 1531 as they came to Mexico as
"Conversos". Most of the Jewish communities are located in Guadalajara, Mexico City,
and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.

As fas as the Southwest US, here is an interesting article on Jewish communities in
Texas: http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/JJ/pxj1.html.

por el socialismo,
Erik Torén
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