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Because of Cuban emigration to the Canary Islands, the dish "moros y cristianos", or simply known as "moros" Moors , can be found as one of the foods of the Canary Islands; especially the island of La Palma.

Canary Islanders were the driving force in the cigar industry in Cuba, and were called "Vegueros. After the Castro revolution, many Cubans and returning Canarians settled in the Canary islands, among them were many Cigar factory owners such as the Garcia family. The cigar business made its way to the Canary Islands from Cuba, and now the Canary Islands are one of the places that are known for cigars alongside Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Honduras.

The island of La palma has the greatest Cuban influence out of all seven islands. Also, La Palma has the closest Canarian accent to the Cuban accent, due to the most Cuban emigration to that island. Many of the typical Cuban replacements for standard Spanish vocabulary stem from Canarian lexicon. The term of endearment "socio" is from the Canary Islands. An example of Canarian usage for a Spanish word is the verb fajarse[19] "to fight". In standard Spanish the verb would be pelearse, while fajar exists as a non-reflexive verb related to the hemming of a skirt.

Cuban Spanish shows strong heritage to the Spanish of the Canary Islands.

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Many names for food items come from the Canary Islands as well. The Cuban sauce mojo, is based on the mojos of the Canary Islands were the mojo was invented. Also, Canarian ropa vieja is the father to Cuban ropa vieja through Canarian emigration. Gofio is a Canarian food also known by Cubans, along with many others. Between and takes place called "Tributo de sangre" Tribute in blood , by which for every ton of cargo shipped from the Spanish colonies in the Americas to Spain, in exchange for 5 Canarian families were sent to populate any of these colonies.

However, the number exported of families to the Americas often exceeded this figure. The tribute of blood was forbidden in , but the poverty and overpopulation in the Canaries remained open for immigration to Puerto Rico and other parts of Latin America. Now they migrated to these places to try to alleviate their poverty.

After the independence of Spanish America — , most Canarian immigrants were directed to Cuba and Puerto Rico the only colonies that remained Spanish in the Americas ; both places received many Canarians who were exploited at work, basically after those places abolished slavery. Successive waves of Canary Island immigration came to Puerto Rico, where entire villages were formed of relocated islanders. Between —95, Canary emigration to Puerto Rico was , with these being official figures; if illegal or concealed emigration were taken into account, the numbers would be much larger.

In Puerto Rico, whole towns and villages were founded by Canarian immigrants and the lasting influence of Canarian culture can still be seen and heard in the Puerto Rican accent and in the cuatro , a small guitar with origins from the Canary Islands. After Andalucia, already the Canarian Islands are the Spanish region that contributed the 2nd most to making up the Puerto Rican population, being in addition the main Spanish community in that country in the nineteenth century. Preferably they settled in towns like Camuy , Hatillo and Barceloneta.

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Some became land owners and married Taino women. A group of scholars of genetic sciences, assigned to various Puerto Rican universities, conducted a study of DNA mitochondrial, which is passed through the mother, finding that the present population of Puerto Rico have in its genome a large genetic component Guanche , i. The only white slaves that to date had the Crown, were the Guanches [15] in addition, was found Guanche genes of Tenerife in some areas of the Dominican Republic in the Canaries that had not migrated.

There was also a small flow of Canarian settlers that arrived in the Dominican Republic in the second half of the sixteenth century, but it place was superseded by Cuba in the s with new settlers. However, the Dominican Republic in the mid-seventeenth century had, still, a very small population and suffered economic hardship. Thus, believed that the French, who had occupied the western part of the island of Santo Domingo now Haiti , could also take the east of the island.

Therefore, the authorities in Santo Domingo asked the Spanish crown sent Canarian families as the only way to stop French expansion. The Dominican authorities decided to concentrate on agriculture and livestock. The population increased with the arrival of 39 families in and another 49 in Canarian families arrived in this year had to bribe the Governor to be added to San Carlos.

In these latter developed a livestock region that grew thanks to trade with Haiti. The lack of financial resources and the War of the Spanish Succession dilated and spaced greatly the number of families that arrived in those years. It was from that time when is increase significantly the number of Canarian migrants, but suffered a standstill between and as a result of the great war with England. Since , the Canarians are directed essentially to the Cibao.

The thriving border towns would be abandoned in when ultimately become part of Haiti during the Haitian domination — The population of other side of the border moved to interior of the island. In the nineteenth and twentieth century, the flow of Canaries who emigrated to this country was much less. Also arrived Canarian in , when Trujillo impulsed the Spanish emigrations to his country to increase the white population in the same, but most emigrated then to Venezuela, because the negative conditions, that were unlike which were promised.

Just stayed in the country some groups established in Constanza and in El Cibao [14]. Canarians developed in Dominican Republic crops like coffee, cocoa and snuff. During colonial times and until the end of the Second World War, the bulk of European immigrants who arrived in Venezuela were Canaries and its cultural impact was significant, influencing both the development of Castilian in the country as well as food and customs. In fact it is considered that Venezuela is the country with the largest population in the world from the Canary Islands and it is common to say in the Canary Islands that "Venezuela is the eighth island of the Canary Islands.


Also, Diego de Ordaz , governor of Paria , took about persons and his successor Jerome of Ortal to 80 people from Tenerife. Although regardless of whether they were Canarian or just people settled in the islands.

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Also the 25 Canarian families that were transported to Guyana in to found a village there, then migrated to the Llanos. In , Maracaibo was founded with 40 Canarian families, which was followed in , by another 29 in the town of Los Marqueses. Maracaibo also got 25 Canarian families between and , while in another 14 families arrived, to which were added another families exported to Venezuela. Many of the persons that fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence in the first half of the nineteenth century were Canarians or descendants of Canarians.

More than 9, Canaries emigrated to the country between and In to Venezuela reached more than 5, Canarian. Since , most Canarian immigrants have gone to Cuba and Venezuela some of the Canarian people that emigrated to Venezuela went from Cuba because the country prompted international immigration, especially Spanish immigration and, since , most of the islanders emigrated to Venezuela, a massive migration that did not end until the early s although there was a significant decrease of this migration in the s, with the beginning of Canarian migration to Europe.

Now, the Canarians and their descendants are scattered throughout Venezuela. The first Canarians who came to Uruguay, were established in Montevideo to found and populate the region. Thus, the foundation of this city had formed by two waves of Canarians. The first one was established in the city on November 19, when 25 Canarian families came to Montevideo.

Thus, the first civilian authorities of Montevideo were Canarian. They gave names to roads and geographic features. He only paid it when they arrived in Coahuila, just before reaching San Antonio. After this statement, a dispute began between Juan Leal and Alvarez Travieso. This dispute remained even after they occupied the charges of mayor and alguacil mayor respectively.

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This latest work is a very detailed study of the Spanish heritage in the Southern architecture. In that sense, his book can be perceived as much as a historical effort as an attempt at an official reinvention of memory, in a clearly contributionist way. Such involvement can be interpreted as the sign that the Interregnum was not really considered like part of Spanish history but more like a domain pertaining to the world of international diplomacy.

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Fleeing from misery in their homeland, these families were given small lots of land and money in order to settle around the Mississippi Delta From this point of view, the involvement of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria in the publication of the various historical studies about the Canarians in Louisiana seems to indicate the strength and dynamism of this memorial and identity process.

In that sense, the involvement of the regional institutions cannot be a surprise. The contributionist undercurrent is noticeable as well at different levels. Those settlers did not come from the Iberian Peninsula but from the Canaries archipelago and brought their own culture to America, adding their own stone to both American and Spanish history. In other words, because of the failure associated to the Spanish presence in Louisiana and to the ephemeral administration, Louisiana is not really associated with the roman national 40 , with the Spanish national mythology.

Finally, we can underline how interesting this case of historiographical amnesia is to better understand the process at work behind the writing of History, and more especially the weight of collective memories in this process. This could be the main lesson of this essay: through the case of the Interregnum , one can fully appreciate the considerable weight of collective memory and identity process in the writing of History, the importance of the selection at work between insistence on a glorious, validating past and the erasure of a less memorable past.

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Once more, it is interesting to notice that the book was published by an institute of international cooperation. Published by the Framespa teams, the journal gathers contributions on various aspects of social history.