Thursday, April 5, 2007

When Cuba Was A Nation Of Immigrants

In response to my post on the conflict between Cuba and Sweden, Pureplay Press publisher David Landau notes:

The truth is that Cuba used to be a nation of immigrants before Castro took over; but then the regime's policies turned Cuba into a nation of emigrants.

The fate of Cuba's Jewish population illustrates this key point. Before 1959, Cuba had approximately 12,000 Jews who immigrated mostly during the 20th century. Over 90% of that population is gone thanks to the Castro's regime's totalitarian anti-Semitism.

When immigration ceases and emigration sky rockets, it's reasonable to infer that awful shit is happening in a country.

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