"Now everything is crazy. Everybody wants to send money to Cuba, to travel to Cuba, to call Cuba. We never did these things. When we came we started working and saving for our life and our kids here. We didn't have contact with our family for almost thirty years. Jose just got to see his family again last year, for the first time since he left in 1963. We didn't have the option to call and send money like they do now. It was much more difficult." These are the words of Emestina, a 72-year-old Cuban woman who immigrated to the U.S. with her children in 1962. Her husband Jose came the following year.
Latin American and Iberian Institute
The Latin American and Iberian Institute of the University of New Mexico
saints, transnational, santeria, Cuba
Burke, Nancy J.. "Pre-paid Phone Cards, "Cosas," and Photos of the Saints: Transnational Santeria Practices in a Southwest City." (2002). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/laii_research/6