The Caribbean. By: Sharrisse Viltus and Dahlia Seggelin. Cuba, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. Population: 11,241,161 Capital: Havana Government: Communist State. Population: 9,719,932 Capital: Port-au-Prince Government: Unitary, semi-presidential republic. The Focused Countries.
By: Sharrisse Viltus and Dahlia Seggelin
The Focused Countries
Corruption- to escape government prosecution -communism
Poverty- to flee from the constant impoverished communities
Find work- to send money to family back home.
Not only was Cuba a strategic naval location, but it was a key provider of sugar and other goods to the U.S.
After the Spanish-American war, Cuba and Puerto Rico as well as many Latin American countries were annexed by the U.S from Spain with the Treaty of Paris of 1898.
Cuba became an official independent country in 1902. It was only in February 1959 when Fidel Castro became prime minister did Cuba become a communist state.
In 1997, Elián was among fourteen Cuban immigrants that attempted to sail to Florida. He was the sole survivor and was rescued at the coast of Florida.
Emigration from Puerto Rica, 1900-1990