Luisa Gil-Murcia, Reynaldo Medina, Armando Naser, Ruben Rabasa
A Cuban refugee finds freedom, abundance, confusion and deceit in the US, but he also finds AMIGOS. Beginning in May of 1980, 130,000 Cubans departed from the Port of Mariel for Key West, Florida. Ramon is a "Marielito", the new Cuban refugee. His adaptation to life in the United States is a difficult process. First he must overcome the negative stereotype associated with being a "Marielito". Next, there is the matter of finding a job.