Camarioca Boatlift, 1965


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  • Description
    From October to November 1965, Cuban citizens were permitted to leave Cuba by sea through the port of Camarioca. Approximately 3,000 left in this way and were assisted at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Cuba and the United States negotiated an end to the dangerous sea exodus by opening regular “Freedom Flights” for those wishing to leave. The flights continued until 1975.
  • Item ID
  • Source Collection
    Caribbean Sea Migration Collection, 1959-2003
  • Title
    Camarioca Boatlift, 1965
  • Provenance
  • Date
  • Extent
    2 scans
  • Contributor
    United States. Coast Guard
  • Folder
    USCG Historian's Office, photograph from Camarioca Boatlift, Cuban, 1965
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  • Type
    Still Image
  • Subject
    United States. Coast Guard
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