Collection CHC5339 - Enrique Ros Papers

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Enrique Ros Papers


  • 1947-2013 (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Enrique Ros was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1924 and was known for his work as a Miami-based Cuban-American businessman and activist opposed to Fidel Castro. While in Cuba, he was the on-island coordinator of the Christian Democratic Movement, one of the underground groups fighting to overthrow Castro, and he continued his involvement with the organization while in exile in the United States. Ros was married to Amanda Adato (1926-2011) and they had two children: Enrique Jr. "Henry" and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Enrique Ros was one of the prominent intellectuals of the Cuban exile community in Miami, Florida and a passionate defender of human rights and freedom. He passed away on April 10, 2013 in Miami.

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The Enrique Ros Papers contain the papers of Cuban historian, writer and activist Enrique Ros (1924-2013) primarily regarding his participation in the Movimeinto Democrático Cristiano (Christian Democratic Movement). This collection consists of one box of articles and scripts, pamphlets, clippings, photos and political and personal correspondence.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, 2013 and 2015.

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CHC5212 Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project interview with Enrique Ros.

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