Memories of the Mariel Boatlift

By Iskra Perez-Salcedo About the Mariel Boatlift The Mariel Boatlift was a mass migration of Cubans who left the island from Mariel Harbor and headed to the United States between April 15 and October 31, 1980. This event was precipitated by…
Ambrosio José Gonzales

A South Carolina / Cuba Connection

Ambrosio Jose Gonzales (1818-1893). He was born in Mantanzas, Cuba, was a Cuban conspirator who wanted to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule, and later became a Confederate officer. He earned a law degree at Havana University before settling…
USS Basilone ©Wikimedia Commons by Tony Cowart

Gamboa Journal Entry: Cuban Missile Crisis October 1962

Journal entries of naval officer Lieutenant Joseph Gamboa serving aboard Navy destroyer USS BASILONE (DD-824) in and off Guantanamo Naval Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962.