Cuban American Communities And South Florida

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Cuban American communities in South Florida. For many Cubans the Batista government was simply a puppet regime with the puppet masters being wealthy Americans. This was because his economic policies favoured foreign investors and did little for the development of domestic industries, which resulted in the wealth of the country being concentrated in the hands of a wealthy whtite minority. Consequently, in the 1950s, this harsh regime caused political resistance to reach to its boiling point. In response to these high levels of frustration, Fidel Castro and a small rebel group led a successful revolutionary army into Havana in 1959. This was the first step on the road to a new era in the lives of many Cubans. Shortly after acquiring power, Castro embarked on a number of changes that relinquished the strong hold that the United States held in Cuba and with the help of the Soviet Union transformed Cuba into a communist state. In the following decades, millions Cubans made their way to the United States and contributed to the growth of Cuban American communities. Since the establishment of the Cuban government in 1959, there has been four major waves of Cuban migrants to the United States. The development of Cuban American communities followed a distinct growth pattern that continued in the 20th century. This pattern consisted of the of emigration of the prosecuted wealthy classes of the Cuban society, followed by the other middle and working classes. The first wave began

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