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Fontanilla, “Creo Que Lo Mejor Es Buscar En Otra Parte . . .”/“I Think We Should Look Somewhere Else . . .,” 1965

With a growing population of Cuban refugees in the U.S., housing opportunities throughout Florida became scarce in the 1950s and 60s. This 1965 cartoon by Silvio Fontanila, likely drawn for the newsletter Oportunidades, depicts the difficulties experienced by Cubans escaping Fidel Castro’s communist regime as major Florida cities became overcrowded.

Courtesy of Cuban Refugee Center Records, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries.