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Latino Ethnic Groups Cecilia Araiza The group I picked to research is Chile. Chileans can be found in every state but over half of them live in four states California, Florida, New York, and New Jersey. The biggest reason why they live in these areas is because of the large Spanish-speaking population in these ar- eas.The first large wave of immigrants from Chile to the United States occurred during the Cali- fornia gold rush of 1848–49.The Chilean economy was in crisis and ship owners created busi- ness by spreading wild rumors about the abundance of gold in California. After hearing this thou- sands of Chileans crammed onto the ships to make their fortunes. However, some of the first Chileans to arrive were experienced miners, who taught the "anglos" better techniques of pan- ning for and extracting gold. Most Chilean immigration to the U.S. has occurred largely since the
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