Campus involvement is crucial for the transition from high school to college. On a campus as big as the one of Florida International University, getting involved is imperative to network, make a difference, and get the most out of the college experience. For my campus involvement paper, I decided to attend the Richard Blanco event. On October 7, Richard Blanco, the author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos, came to the MMC campus at FIU. During the event Mr. Blanco spoke about himself and the characters of the novel, as well as the message he wanted the readers to obtain from reading it.
The 49ers athlete wants to clarify about the initiatives he supports, cites Essence. After the news broke out that the Cuban leader Fidel Castro died last weekend, the quarterback went online to praise the works of the Cuban leader. He points out the education system put in place by the former president and the universal health care that was put in place for the people.
Castro evokes a euphoric atmosphere that appeals to the audiences, who struggled to overcome the dictatorial government of Batista, after the revolution had been achieved. When Castro says “We have been witnesses, all of us Cubans, of every step taken by the revolution” unites the difficulty shared by the Cuban citizens as when Castro elaborates “Today’s parade shows us how much we have advanced. The workers now do not have to submit themselves to those trials; the workers now do not have to implore deaf executives,” conjures up a joyful excitement of hope for a brighter future. Castro is able to create this delighted feeling through his audience by providing powerful examples of how the Cuban life will change. Further, much of his onlookers are part of the larger working class who have been mistreated as specifying the “new
The Cuban Missile Address is delivered October 22nd, 1962 in the Presidential office through a major radio and television address (Podell, Anzovin, and States United 705). Historically, it is worth mentioning that United States had attempted to overthrow Fidel Castro, who was at the time Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, in at least two occasions known as the Bay of Pigs Operation and Operation Mongoose, because of his communist regime and close relationship with the Soviet Union (Pious). Then, after the Bay of Pigs incident, Fidel Castro urged Nikita Khrushchev, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, to send support and weapons to Cuba, because of the fear of another attack to his person/regime, Nikita did by sending missiles capable of carrying weapons of mass destruction, hence, this major crisis that lasted 14 days ending October 28, 1962 (Deinema and Leydesdorff). In addition, the target audience for this speech is the American people as President starts his speech with the phrase, “Good evening, my fellow citizens” (Kennedy); however, the secondary audience would be the Cuban people, whom he describes as captive people, the Soviet Union leaders, whom he directly addresses and even quotes, and Fidel Castro of course (Kennedy). As noted above, the cultural, socio-political context is important to understand the seriousness of this crisis and
Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban is narrated through a multiplicity of voices as the characters struggle to reconcile their identities either within Cuba or as immigrants in America. These narrative accounts express the consequences of political unrest in Cuba (between 1972 and 1980) on the formation of a stable identity, as well as the consequences of such on family kinships. As such, the main themes expressed throughout the novel include displacement and distance, which are prominently reflected through the characterizations of Lourdes and Pilar, and their connection to Cuba and America. Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban, then, explores the consequences of cultural exile on shaping a stable sense of self-identity, challenging the idea
I went to Florida after 4th grade in the summer. When we went to Florida, Jaxon my sisters, brother came with us. The night before we left he stayed at my house. When we left the next morning we left at 3:00 A.M.
Although broken up thematically, each portion contributes to the central narrative of prevalent racism against Afro-Cubans. In part two, De La Fuente examines the labor market as well as the social mobility of Cubans. Speaking to labor concerns, De La Fuente relates equality of opportunity to economic success, therefore placing Afro-Cubans on a lower level of social mobility. His emphasis on European and white immigration as being praised does well to support his claim of inherent racism. The exclusion of Afro-Cubans in the labor force fixes itself to the idea of a certain Cuban identity, the central theme of the work. In this part in particular, De La Fuente utilizes figures and solid facts to prove his claims, especially with his effective use of census records to show black flight from Cuba due to lack of opportunity (pg. 104). Speaking to social mobility and education, De La Fuente identifies the mediocrity of Cuban and American efforts to create a literate population. Although the government made significant strides to educate the populations, imperialist motivations fueled the system, which lacked secondary systems of support and training for Afro-Cubans. It is essential that De La Fuente identifies lack of labor opportunities and education in Cuba because both Afro-Cubans and white Cubans could eventually find solidarity in combatting these issues. Upon reading this chapter, De La Fuente’s revelation of a cyclical nature in Cuba with revolution and racism is uncovered. Therein lies the irony of solidarity mixed with ideas of superiority, a principle that De La Fuente should have emphasized rather than glazing over as it is crucial to examining revolutionary Cuba. In the other portion of the chapter, De La Fuente continues with Batista’s Cuba, but in a different light.
Specific purpose- my classmates will be able to convey how I grew to have an intimate relationship with Haiti
During the early 1960’s many Cubans fled to the United States not because they wanted a better life, but because they were fleeing from the hardships put on them by Fidel Castro. According to Maria Garcia in Havana USA, there were three major waves of Cubans arriving in the United States. The first was after the revolution from 1959 to 1962, the second was during the “freedom fights” from 1965 to 1962, and the third was the “Mariel boatlift” in 1980. Many of the Cubans from these waves settled in Miami, Florida because of the similarities it has to Cuba. Miami was an easy transition for most of the Cubans looking for a new home until they could return to Cuba. However, as seen in the essay by Mirta Ojito, White Cubans had an easier time adjusting
According to CNN, it has been a month since the Cubans were left stranded in Central America because Nicaragua and Guatemala didn’t allowed them to cross their countries. They were all staying in a refugee camp provided by the government as well as giving them their foods and drinks in San Ramon.
Elian’s mother fled Cuba and drowned on the way to The United States. The father remained in Cuba, alive and well. Being that the biological father was the only remaining custodial parent, I fully support the decision to send Elian back to Cuba. The case for Elian 's return to Cuba was based on the simple fact that Juan Miguel Gonzalez, who was divorced from Elian 's mother, is the boy 's natural father and entitled to have custody of his child. I’m glad the courts ruled in favor of sending him back. His family in Miami had no business trying to keep him from his
The poem “Havana Birth” by Susan Mitchell uses repetition and motifs, emphasizes societal roles while relating them to literal and figurative ideas, and compares personal experience to the experience of a country, to romanticize Cuba’s fight for independence and its ensuing political and social reform.
Over the course of the past two weeks we have further studied various ethnic groups and their experiences in America. Cuban Immigrants came to America after Cuba’s 1959 revoution, when Fidel Castro, the grassroots leader that overthrew Batista. The first major migration after the revolution included Cuba’s upper class elites and others who had done well financially under Batista. The next wave which began in 1961 contained many middle and upper class Cubans who chose exile from the island rather than life under Castro’s authoritarian government. By 1962 almost 200,000 cubans had come to America. Unlike previous ethnic groups however, the Cubans came by planes and boats and ultimately did not have the long hard trek that many immigrant groups faced. In addition, the first wave of Cubans who decided to leave their island were known as the “golden exiles” because Americans believed that they were the ones against communism so they were accepted. Major push factors continued to force Cubans to leave their homes and head for America. In 1980, 125,000 Cubans arrived in America and were known as Marielitos or “undesirables” because they were the poorer and less educated than earlier immigrants and had a large percentage of criminals and mentally ill.
Racial discrimination is inevitably seen throughout our history. Cuba had discriminated the Africans solely based on the colour of their skin. As there race dictated where they fit within the social hierarchy. Thus, allowing for the Cubans to enslave the Africans, however being slaves only made them fight harder as they never disregard their upbringing entailing their beliefs. Their strong beliefs and backgrounds ended up integrating within the Spaniards culture to form a hybrid, making them just as much apart of the Cuban culture as the spaniards were. Therefore, although the Africans were racially discriminated within Cuba it allowed them to be rebellious and never give up. Thus, creating a positive outcome, as Cuba would not be where it
I have decided to immigrate to Canada. I am a 27-year-old doctor in Cuba. I have a husband and two kids. I was born and raised here, and I think it 's time for a change. I am currently being paid $64 a month, which is not my ideal salary. The government plays for my house, but I don’t have enough room for my kids. It’s a small, cramped space and it’s chaotic. I would like something that would fit my circumstances. Canada has all my basic needs, a place to work, a good salary, and technology.