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These economic difficulties spurred mass emigration, mainly to your Americas, throughout the nineteenth and first 50 % of the twentieth centuries. From 1840 to 1890, up to 40,000 Canary Islanders emigrated to Venezuela alone. Most of them stopped and stayed in Puerto Rico, sick and tired of the long journey. Many tens of thousands of Canarians emigrated to your shores of Cuba also. [8] During the Spanish-American War of 1898, the Spanish fortified the islands against feasible attack that is american which never happened.

The British introduced a new cash-crop, the banana, the export of which was controlled by companies such as Fyffes at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The rivalry between the elites associated with the towns and cities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife for the main city of this islands resulted in the division of this archipelago into two provinces in 1927; the rivalry continues even today.

Through the right time of the 2nd Spanish Republic, Marxist and anarchist workers' movements began to develop, led by numbers such as Jose Miguel Perez and Guillermo Ascanio. However, outside of a municipalities that are few these companies were a minority.

In 1936, Francisco Franco had been appointed General Commandant regarding the Canaries. He joined up with the armed forces revolt of July 17 which started the Civil that is spanish War. Franco quickly took control for the archipelago, with the exception of several points of resistance in the area of La Palma plus in town of Vallehermoso on Gomera. The post-war repression on the Canaries was most severe though there was never a proper war in the islands.

During the 2nd World War, Winston Churchill ready plans for the Uk seizure of the Canary Islands being a naval base, in case of Gibraltar being occupied from the Spanish mainland.
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9. numerous European countries attempted to claim the Canary Islands. On July 25, 1797, a British fleet under the command of Horatio Nelson attacked Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The British lost nearly 400 men and Nelson destroyed his right supply into the losing battle.

10. Due to economic struggles regarding the islands into the very early 18th century, Canarians begin immigrating to Spanish-American regions such as Havana (Cuba), Hatillo (Puerto Rice), Veracruz and Santo Domingo (Mexico) and San Antonio, Texas. Some of San Antonio’s oldest families trace their descent from the Canary Island colonists today.
Papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) with mojo is just a dish that is popular the Canary Islands. Picture by Fernando Carmona Gonzalez.

Papas arrugadas (wrinkly potatoes) with mojo is just a popular dish in the Canary Islands. Photo by Fernando Carmona Gonzalez.

11. Canarian cuisine often includes mojo (pronounced mO-ho), a sauce made with oil, garlic, vinegar, sodium, red pepper, thyme, oregano and coriander. Rojo is a red sauce often served with meat, while verde is a green sauce frequently used with seafood. Spicy red mojo is called mojo picón. This recipe may be the base of the mojos discovered in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, as a result of immigrant populations from the Canary Islands.

12. whilst the Canary Islands have about 2.1 million residents, as many as 9 – 10 million visitors arrive every year, drawn by the hot climate, beaches and nature. Tourism leads the economy, getting back together 32 per cent regarding the of the Canaries’ GDP.