Argentina and Cuba, the most preferred destinations for the Spanish fleeing the crisis
March 28, 2012
In 2011, more than 110,000 Spanish abandoned their country in search of a better life elsewhere in the world. America is the favorite destination, with Argentina and Cuba lead the ranking.
As indicated by the Register of Spanish Abroad (PERE), the number of people who left the Iberian country increased by 6.7% in 2011, reaching 1,816,835 on January 1, 2012.
A total of 114,057 Spanish abandoned their country last year, with 83,763 who left for America and 26,222 in Europe.
Among the nations elected to travel, highlights the emergence of Cuba as a new alternative. The ranking continues to be led, however, Argentina (22,073 new registrants), the Caribbean island (13,890 new registrants) and Brazil (8362 new registrants).