Baltic Brazilians

  • 2008-12-15
While the weather is getting fairly frigid for most Balts, there is a group of Latvians Lithuanians and Estonians who have never had to brave the harsh northern winters. The community of Balts in Brazil, well-established and an estimated 250,000 strong, will spend their winter in a nice balmy average of 27 degrees. But this is nothing new. Many assume that Balts settled in Brazil during and after World War II. But ties go back much, much further. As far back as the 1800’s. Lithuanians: The first Lithuanians arrived in Brazil in 1866 wi...
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