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In Adrift: The Cuban Raft People, Alfredo Fernandez surveys the turbulence produced an entire hemisphere away by the collapse of the USSR and concludes that the greatest collateral damage has been inflicted not on the regime of Fidel Castro but rather upon the men, women, and children seeking to flee his dictatorship. For though U.S. immigration policy changed soon after, Castro's grip on the Cuban people has remained unyielding, even as extraordinary economic crises have wracked the island. As a result, countless refugees seeking freedom have disappeared without a trace into the churning waters of the Florida Straits.

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In ADRIFT, Alfredo A. Fernandez recounts the saga of the 1994 refugees, tracing the origin of the crisis to the pervasive turmoil produced in Cuba by the 1989-1991 collapse of the USSR and the resulting cut-off of Soviet economic subsidies. During this period, U.S. immigration policy flip-flopped, making the journey to American life for Cubans ever more precarious. In tracking 1994's crisis through ensuing years of global political fallout, Fernandez presents a compelling international gallery of heroes, rogues, survivors, diplomats, and traitors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558853003
Translator:
Rascon, Susan G.
Author:
Rascon, Susan G.
Author:
Fernandez, Alfredo L.
Author:
Fernandez, Alfredo A.
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Location:
Houston, TX :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Refugees
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Cuba
Subject:
Cubans
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989-
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
US History-General
Series Volume:
106-152
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
263
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.77 in. .77 lbs.

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Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Central America

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"Synopsis" by , In ADRIFT, Alfredo A. Fernandez recounts the saga of the 1994 refugees, tracing the origin of the crisis to the pervasive turmoil produced in Cuba by the 1989-1991 collapse of the USSR and the resulting cut-off of Soviet economic subsidies. During this period, U.S. immigration policy flip-flopped, making the journey to American life for Cubans ever more precarious. In tracking 1994's crisis through ensuing years of global political fallout, Fernandez presents a compelling international gallery of heroes, rogues, survivors, diplomats, and traitors.
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