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Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony
Cuba-U.S. relations: A 55-year exercise in acrimony

When Cuba’s most affluent citizens fled Fidel Castro and his leftist revolutionaries after they took power on New Year’s Day 1959, they sought refuge by the thousands in southern Florida with the expectation that they’d be back home before the following Christmas. “Next year in Havana!” was the Noche Buena toast among the exiles in 1959, 1960, 1961 and every holiday season since. Few from the early immigration wave ever contemplated spending decades in U.S. exile, waiting in vain for the Castro regime and the communist ideology it embraced in the early 1960s to be toppled by the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the economic embargo that cut off Cuba-U.S. trade for...

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