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Abreu, Ernesto

Abreu, a leader in the underground and guerrilla movements in Cuba in the early 1960s, was instrumental in setting up training camps for anti-Castro exile’s forces in Central America. Prominent in Cuban exiles organizations in Miami, at 75 infiltr...

Aleida Leal

Aleida Leal, a Cuban-American journalist and radio personality who is well-known on Spanish language radio in South Florida. She started her career as a voice actress in Cuba doing commercials. In Miami, she was the host of several popular radio p...

Alonso, Hilda

Alonso, a Miami nun who directed Havana's Colegio La Inmaculada school for girls before the Cuban Revolution and later founded Las Hermanas de la Caridad (Sisters of Charity), an organization that distributes food and medical supplies to comm...

Angelita Castany

Angelita Castany, a Cuban vedette, singer, actress, and entertainer who relocated to Mexico following the Cuban Revolution. She is most famous for singing and performing pieces by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona.

Aragón, Uva de

Cuban-American writer and academic who has published numerous books, both fiction and nonfiction. She is the associate director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University.

Benes, Bernardo

Leader of the Cuban Jewish community who played a pivotal role in the “diálogo” with the Castro government in the late 1970s during  Jimmy Carter's presidency

Benguria, Carmina

Cuban poet and last surviving “recitadora” of the 1940s and 1950s, who attained fame in 1959, at the triumph of the Revolution, for her rendering of the Marcha triunfal del Ejército Rebelde, only to became a Cuban exiled soon after.

Bichachi, Israel

Havana-born, Sephardic Jewish activist who joined a group of Cuban Jews to fight for Israel's independence. Upon returning to Cuba, he left as an exile in 1961, living in Israel and New York before settling in Miami and opening the clothing s...

Cabell, Nestor

Playwright and producer known for his productions of teatro bufo cubano in Miami and has kept his sala teatro open in Calle Ocho for over a quarter of a century. He is also a distinguished actor with a career in Hispanic radio in the US and a freq...

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