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Cuba: migration to United States, 1957 to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Felix R. Masud-Piloto

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm155

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Masud-Piloto, F. R. 2013. Cuba: migration to United States, 1957 to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

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