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  • Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
  • 10 / 03 / 2014

The number of foreign residents in Cuba it’s being falling down for years, however, since 2012, this figure has remained stable, represented 0.05% of the total population in the country.

There are records of this data since 1919 and until now this has been the period with lower figures. Some of the most abrupt reductions, which have led to the current situation, were between 1953 and 1970 when it felt 67.3%, and between 1981 and 2002 when the number of foreigners felt 88%.

Within the foreign population, 43.7% are men and 66.7% reside in Havana. In 2012, the Census of Population and Housing published that 6009 foreigners live in the country, if we compareed that to the 339,082 foreigners living in 1919 is more than logic the abysmal reduction.

One reason for this phenomenon is that Cuba is structurally below global standards of life, and that makes it incompatible to establish overseas colonies. The few who are settled on the island, mostly, is for business reasons but even this aspect becomes increasingly complicated as the country does not pay his debts.

Other data released by the AIN is that 11.2% of the Cuban population has migrated from his home province and almost half is based in Havana. Internal migrants come mainly from the provinces of Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo.

The capital is the province with the highest proportion of native residents, followed by Mayabeque, Matanzas and Artemisa, while retaining Guantánamo is the least of his hometown, followed by Pinar del Rio and Cienfuegos.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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