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Barrio Chino - Havana's Chinatown

Chinese immigration to Cuba started in 1847 when Spanish settlers brought in Cantonese contract workers to work in the sugar fields. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers were brought in from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan during the following decades to replace and/or work alongside African slaves. Some 5,000 Chinese also immigrated from the United States during the late 1800s to escape the discrimination present at the time. A small wave of Chinese immigrants also arrived during the early 20th century to escape the political chaos in China. Many settled in Havana's Chinatown (known as El Barrio Chino de La Habana) and made it one of the earliest and largest Chinatowns in Latin America. Many used the money they accumulated as indentured laborers to open small grocery stores or restaurants. Today, there are few "Chinese" faces in Cuba. Most Chinese-Cubans who did not flee after the revolution have been married into the larger Spanish, mulatto, and Afro-Cuban populations for generations.

 
Photo of a waitress in Barrio Chino
Photo of a Chinese Cuban girl in Barrio Chino
Portrait of a Chinatown waitress
  Photo of a waitress in Barrio Chino  
  Photo of a Chinese Cuban girl in Barrio Chino  
  Portrait of a Chinatown waitress  
Portrait of a Chinese Cuban bartender
A Chinese Cuban man working in Barrio Chino
A waiter in Chinatown
  Portrait of a Chinese Cuban bartender  
  A Chinese Cuban man working in Barrio Chino  
  A waiter in Chinatown  
Photo of a Chinese Cuban man
Foto de Chinos y Cubanos
Cuban man of mixed African and Chinese heritage
  Photo of a Chinese Cuban man  
  Foto de Chinos y Cubanos  
  Cuban man of mixed African and Chinese heritage  
A Chinese Cuban bartender in Barrio Chino
Photograph of a restaurant worker in Bario Chino
A photograph of a Chinese Cuban man
  A Chinese Cuban bartender in Barrio Chino  
  Photograph of a restaurant worker in Bario Chino  
  A photograph of a Chinese Cuban man  
Chinese restaurant worker
A cook prepares food at a Chinese restaurant in Barrio Chino
Inside a Chinese restaurant in Barrio Chino
  Chinese restaurant worker  
  A cook prepares food at a Chinese restaurant in Barrio Chino  
  Inside a Chinese restaurant in Barrio Chino  
Chinese architecture in Barrio Chino
  Chinese architecture in Barrio Chino  



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