Thanks Boris, the few non-convertos who left Recife when the portugese came back fled north, maybe to Surinam and the to New York, then New Amsterdam. Probably they also stayed in the Dutch West Indies as Curacao who holds an olsd synagoge. So it was the dutch who rescued the early jewish life in the americas.
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from the article: Synagogue in Brazilian town Recife considered oldest in the Americas