In 1925 and 1926, about 10,000 Bessarabian Bulgarians, lured by promises of a well-organized life, arrived in Brazil. However, their hopes were dashed. They were forced to work in the plantations for 2 years to cover the funds that Brazilian landowners..
Most of Bulgarian immigrants to Brazil in the first half of the twentieth century were actually Bessarabian Bulgarians. This is a fact that greatly impressed Maya Daskalova when she translated the book "Immigration in Brazil and Uruguay:..