By Richard Worth

The Hispanic the United States sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was known as the hot global.

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When authorities discovered his writings, Arenas was told to give up his work or face execution. In 1980, Arenas arrived in the United States along with other Mariel refugees. After arriving, he published a series of novels that were highly critical of the Castro regime. During the late 1980s, Arenas developed Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). He took his own life in 1990. Arenas left behind a letter encouraging Cubans to continue fighting for freedom on the island. Q Q [m]arielito lost its sting.

Q Q moved into the Puerto Rican neighborhoods, and found jobs in local factories. Many of them were illegal immigrants who had crossed the Mexican border into the United States. They received help from people called coyotes, who charge a fee to smuggle the immigrants across the Rio Grande along the border. S. Border Patrol checkpoints. Once they arrived in the United States, the Guatemalans did not want to draw attention to themselves in case they might be deported. “Those who lived in the Puerto Rican neighborhoods started acting and talking like Puerto A three-year-old Guatemalan and his parents await processing at the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service center in Georgia.

House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Miami had become a thriving financial center serving the Southeast as well as Latin America. Among the leading bankers were Cuban Americans. Cuban immigrants, as a whole, had achieved a level of success much higher than that of other Hispanic immigrants. During the 1980s, Cuban-American political influence in Washington increased, too. The administration of Republican president Ronald Reagan took a much tougher position toward Cuba than President Carter had taken.

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