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ROSAS SALAS, Sergio Francisco. Immigration, investment and industry in Puebla: Díaz Rubín brothers: the family company history. Tzintzun [online]. 2011, n.53, pp. 11-46. ISSN 0188-2872.

In this paper we analyze the Company History of Díaz Rubín brothers in Puebla between 1878 and 1914. Díaz Rubín family came from Asturias in order to settle down in Puebla in the last quarter of the twentieth century. First of all, we have to mention that their immigrant condition was a defining factor to start their commercial and industrial business because they continued a family tradition which was a very common pattern among the Spanish groups during Porfirio Díaz period. The article also analyzes the water and land hoarding made by Díaz Rubín brothers in order to earn money to invest in their businesses. This paper highlights three main factors in the business activity: the buyout and modernization of the sugar mills in Izúcar, the setting up of textile factories in Puebla and Atlixco and the establishment of grocery stores. Furthermore, this article studies other investments made on banking and railways.

Keywords : Díaz Rubin; Spanish immigration; Porfiriato; entrepreneurs.

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