Cuba: migration to United States, 1957 to present
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Masud-Piloto, F. R. 2013. Cuba: migration to United States, 1957 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration.
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Migration has always been an important and constant factor in modern Cuban history. The United States has historically been the destination of choice for Cuban migrants and exiles during times of economic hardship and political repression on the island. During the 1950s Cubans who opposed the military government sought political asylum in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Even Fidel Castro, while in exile in Mexico, visited the United States several times to recruit fighters and raise funds for his struggle against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Keywords: ideology; imperialism; revolution; foreign interventionism; geopolitics