Yep. They were kicked out for proselytizing and generally being annoying about their religion, which is a bit strange in itself since, as far as I know, Judaism isn't an evangelical religion, but I digress.
The thing is, unlike North America, where they have carved themselves a separate, yet somewhat prominent place in society, here in the south, at least in my experience, they have mostly assimilated into the countries' cultures and usually keep to themselves.
I'm Brazilian, and the state I live in, along with one of its neighbors, received a lot of Dutch and Portuguese Jews some 350 years ago, and their culture obviously followed. Yet, most people probably have no idea of what kosher means (unlike the US, where it became common enough knowledge to the point of turning into an universally understood slang), why so many Christian families avoid pork, or what challah is despite its popularity around here.
I, myself, am nearly 29 years old, and only met an actual Jewish person a couple of years ago; if it weren't for the yarmulke, I'd have thought him just another Christian. Long story short: they have assimilated into the countries that gave them refuge, and generally don't bother anyone, so people don't bother with them in return.