America is home to the greatest amount of Cubans outside Cuba, especially in Miami and other important cities in Florida along with in California, New Jersey and New York. Smaller quantities of Cubans live in Puerto Rico, Canada, Venezuela, Italy, Spain and Mexico.
Following the foundation of the republic in 1902, a significant migration arrived from the Iberian peninsula to the island, between them were more than a few former Spanish soldiers who participated in the wars, and yet it never created an impediment for the esteem and fondness of Cubans, who’ve ever been proud of their origins.
In December 2008, Spain began taking citizenship applications from the descendants of those who went into exile after its savage 1936-39 Civil War, part of a 2007 law intended to address the debilitating heritage of the battle. This new Historical Memory Law may give up to 500,000 passports to Cubans of Spanish lineage. Until December 2011, the descendants have under the law to present themselves in the Spanish embassy in their own home country and turn in documentation that demonstrates their parents or grandparents fled Spain between 1936 and 1955. The descendants do not have to relinquish their present citizenship.