1970s to 1980s (Hispanic America) by Richard Worth

By Richard Worth

The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was referred to as the hot global.

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Government permitted people to stay in Miami if they had family members who could provide them with places to live and help them find jobs. But almost half of the immigrants were sent to military bases in other parts of Florida and outside the state, and they were forced to stay until jobs and homes could be found for them. These immigrants wanted to live in the Cuban community in Florida; they did not want to be forced out of the Miami area. On some of the bases, riots broke out among refugees who did not want to be there.

They also introduced Cuban street festivals, which eventually drew more than a million people to Calle Ocho to listen to Cuban music. The first generation of immigrants had held on to much of their Hispanic culture. But, as Firmat wrote, 1970 S TO 40 1980 S people of his generation found themselves caught between being American and being Cuban. They had to redefine themselves, much as the younger generation of Puerto Rican immigrants had. R E L AT I O N S W I T H C U B A A major focus of the Cuban immigrants was the political situation on their home island.

He is known as a burro,—someone who carries illegal immigrants through the river on his shoulders for a small amount of money. Soon afterward, Urbina and Luis fell in love and moved to El Paso, Texas. Eventually, Urbina sent for her children, who traveled across the Rio Grande in a small boat. Luis was a migrant worker who picked chili peppers, onions, and other crops for $25 to $35 per day, depending on how many baskets he picked. Urbina worked as a housecleaner, earning $20 to $25 per day. This was more than she earned in Mexico.

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