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The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be referred to as the hot international.

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The boatlift was followed by Freedom Flights, as they were called. The administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson reached an agreement with Castro, permitting more Cubans to leave via airplane to Miami. These Freedom Flights continued until 1973, bringing approximately 250,000 people off the island. These were primarily blue- collar workers, such as those who worked in factories and small-shop owners. The Cuban government had taken over their businesses, and these immigrants wanted to reestablish themselves in the United States.

The National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) was based on the Mexican American mutualistas that had arisen during the nineteenth century. These were associations that held social gatherings and helped new immigrants with small loans to tide them over while they found work. Running the NFWA out of his house, Chávez began to build a reputation for himself. Migrants recognized that he would help them and their families when growers refused to pay them or hospitals refused to serve them because they were poor Mexican Americans.

Some Puerto Ricans came to North America to work in the tobacco fields outside of Hartford, Connecticut, and in other areas. Many others headed for New York City. They lived in Spanish Harlem, where a Puerto Rican community had been growing since the 1920s in an area known as El Barrio. There, Puerto Ricans could speak Spanish and gather together in hometown clubs at restaurants and bars. 1950 S TO 50 1960 S These clubs included people who came from the same town in Puerto Rico and frequently knew one another.

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