viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2015

.November 6: Today is the anniversary of the execution of the agreement between the US and Cuba to evacuate all Cubans who wanted to leave the island by Pan american Air, in 1965. They began the "Freedom Flights".



Freedom Flights (known in Spanish as Los vuelos de la libertad) transported Cubans to Miami twice daily, five times per week from 1965 to 1973. Its budget was about $12 million and it brought an estimated 300,000 refugees, making it the "largest airborne refugee operation in American history".


More than 500,000 Cubans accepted the US invitation and flew to Miami, between 1965 and 1971.The Cuban Revolution that began in 1953 and ended in 1959 say, but it was not a change of power.


Freedom Flights. ( Puente Aereo ) | by ROGALI

In Cuba there was an armed insurgency led by Fidel Castro and his "July 26 Movement" against President Fulgencio Batista dictator of Cuba. The rebels who fought against the regime of Fulgencio Batista in Cuba, took the Sierra Maestra and proclaimed a popular uprising against the regime.

... a photo of Cuban exiles arriving at Miami International Airport on the first Freedom Flight on Dec. 1, 1965. The twice-a-day Freedom Flights ...


On 1 January 1959, Fidel Castro captured Santa Clara and Batista had to flee into exile in Portugal. January 8 next, Castro and his forces entered Havana.


Cuban refugees disimbarked from a chartered DC8 in a program that brought 1,000 Cubans a week in what became known as the Freedom Flights. Here they are greeted at Miami International Airport by immigration workers assigned to make feel welcome in the late 1960’s.


After the missile crisis in 1962, agreement was reached to evacuate Cubans wishing and US undertook not continue "supporting" the anti-Castro on the island, on November 6, 1965.


... a photo of Cuban exiles arriving at Miami International Airport on the first Freedom Flight on Dec. 1, 1965. The twice-a-day Freedom Flights ...