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Many Cuban migrants used their time at the camps to learn English. Some even used the walls of their tents as blackboards to practice grammar and compose uplifting slogans.

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The verso of this photograph reads: In the dentistry section of the U.S. Cuban Refugee Center's medical dispensary, young and old refugees have care of their teeth. Dentists who fled from Cuba attend their compatriots under supervision of an American…

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Commercial transportation between the U.S. and Cuba ceased in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. With regular flights to Miami permanently suspended, Cubans seeking asylum in the United States had to do so via third-party countries or by…

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The Camarioca Boatlift ended with an agreement between the United States and Cuban governments that resulted in the Freedom Flights, an airlift of twice-daily flights between Cuba and Miami. Nearly 270,000 Cuban refugees were reunified with their…

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Pan Am caption: "PAA CREW THAT FLEW TRANSPORT ON FIVE THOUSANDTH CROSSING OF ATLANTIC: Miami, Fla. - Here's the crew that flew a giant transport from Casablanca to Miami to chalk up the 5,000th Atlantic crossing by the Africa-Orient Division of the…

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Written on verso: "Group of Junior Air Transport Pilots, saluting the colors at PAAF Flight Training Section, 119th Street, about May 15th."