Activist émigré communities have always been a prominent factor in the Cuban historical experience. Because of its proximity to the island, Florida became a traditional gathering point for dissatisfied Cubans seeking to influence the political situation in their homeland.
Poyo, Gerald E.
"Key West and the Cuban Ten Years War,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 57
, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol57/iss3/4