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Anti-American Protests, 1960Bay of Pigs Aftermath, 1961New School Inauguration, 1971Castro Visits the U.S.S.R., 1972Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980Mariel Boat Lift, 1980

Queue of Asylum-Seekers, 1980 (2:21)
Cubans line up to have their passports stamped at the Peruvian Embassy as Castro supporters rally in the streets.


...special procedures were created to provide passports, safe-conduct, and departure permits.

Now they await the countries that care to take them in.

(Chanting: "Get outta here".)

(Titles:)
NOW
THE PEOPLE
WILL TAKE ACTION

THIS IS NOT A BATTLE AGAINST THE UNDERPRIVILEGED...
THIS IS A BATTLE
FOR THE DIGNITY
AND SOVEREIGNTY
OF OUR COUNTRY





Fidel Castro American Experience PBS