By Anita Casavantes Bradford
Casavantes Bradford argues that, in Havana, the Castro govt deployed a morally charged "politics of formative years" to guide a nationalist and reformist revolution towards socialism. whilst, Miami exile leaders placed youngsters on the middle of efforts to mobilize competition to Castro's regime and to hyperlink the future health of Cuban refugees to U.S. chilly battle overseas coverage targets. Casavantes Bradford concludes that the 1999 Elian Gonzalez custody conflict used to be the main infamous fresh manifestation of the continued fight to outline and keep an eye on Cuban adolescence, revealing the continual centrality of youngsters to Cuban politics and nationwide identity.
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