Why did Italian immigration to Argentina increase in the 1880s?
And no, I’m not trying to do homework. I recently watched an Argentinian film in my cinemas class and noticed similarities in the language to Italian. My professor mentioned that there was a huge Italian influence in Argentina, and I was curious as to why. Upon researching, I saw that there was a huge influx of Italian immigration to Argentina from around 1880–1914, which various sites said was due to “economic hardships.” But that is a bit vague, so I’m interested in learning more specific details. :)
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