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By Richard Worth

ISBN-10: 0761441786

ISBN-13: 9780761441786

ISBN-10: 0761446249

ISBN-13: 9780761446248

The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that used to be referred to as the hot global.

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At first, the Castro government forced the refugees to remain inside the embassy, where there was not enough food or housing for such a large number of people. Eventually, however, Castro permitted the refugees to be flown to Peru and the United States. Following the departure of the refugees, the Castro government agreed to give a passage to freedom to others who wanted to leave the island. Castro believed it made more sense to let his opposition leave the island rather than watch them continue to stir up trouble in Cuba.

S. population as a whole. The number of Puerto Ricans living in poverty had risen from 30 percent in 1970 to almost 37 percent in 1980. 1970 S TO 28 1980 S FROM PUERTO RICO 29 TO THE MAINLAND As Robert Suro wrote in Strangers Among Us, “By 1980, the Puerto Rican population in the United States was viewed as the group for which the ‘American dream’ was just that—a dream . . Puerto Ricans had among the lowest income levels, highest poverty rates, low labor force participation . . ” While 65 percent of whites owned their homes, only 21 percent of Puerto Ricans could afford to do so.

Aspira of New York was a Puerto Rican organization founded during the 1960s to promote better education for Hispanic children. ” In 1972, Aspira sued New York City’s board of education for its lack of response to the Bilingual Education Act. In 1974, the organization won the Aspira Consent Decree. This required the New York City Department of Education to provide bilingual programs, to identify those children who needed these classes, and to hire enough teachers to instruct them. But improvements in New York City schools happened very slowly during the rest of the decade.

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