This event is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center, and Duke’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
MORE When Fidel Castro Canceled Santa Claus Guantanamo returned to the news in the 1990s when it got a new set of residents.
In 1991, in the wake of a coup d’état in Haiti, thousands of Haitians fled by sea for the United States.
In December of that year, Guantanamo Bay became the site of a refugee camp built to house those who sought asylum while the Bush administration figured out what to do with them. In the summer of 1994 alone, TIME wrote the following May, “more than 20,000 Haitians and 30,000 Cubans were intercepted at sea and delivered to hastily erected camps in Guantanamo.” In 1999, during conflict in the Balkans (and after the Haitian and Cuban refugees had been sent home or on to the States), the U. agreed to put up 20,000 new refugees at Guantanamo, but that plan ended up scrapped for being too far from their European homelands.
Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations on July 2015.
He has worked for the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006 in Cuba, the United States, and Canada.
It's great especially if you already know what you want in a partner," says Craig.