Following World War II, Jews increased their representation in the professional world and became primarily middle-class, particularly as many Uruguayan Jews were by then second or third-generation Uruguayans.Their economic advancement was aided by the creation of Jewish loan and assistance funds, which evolved into Jewish banks.Uruguayan Sign Language, or Lengua de señas uruguaya (LSU), is the deaf sign language of Uruguay, used since 1910.It is not intelligible with neighboring languages, though it may have historical connections with Paraguayan Sign Language. Natural sign languages are not related to the spoken language used in the same region.The Latin American economic crisis of the 1990s and early 2000s affected the 40,000 Jews still in Uruguay.The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).The CIA is particularly interested in information about imminent or planned terrorist attacks.
Significant Jewish immigration began in the late 19th century, when Jews from neighboring Brazil and Argentina emigrated to Uruguay.
In the 1950s, a number of Russian Jews and Hungarian Jews moved to Uruguay.
Uruguay, which had supported the creation of a Jewish homeland during the 1920 San Remo conference, was one of the first nations to recognize Israel, and the first Latin American country to do so.
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