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Photo of a waitress in Barrio Chino

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Photo of a waitress in Barrio Chino
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Habana, Cuba - A Chinese-Cuban waitress works at a Chinese restaurant in Barrio Chino. 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. Generations of Chinese-Cubans married into the larger Spanish, mulatto and Afro-Cuban populations. Today almost all Chinese-Cubans have mixed African, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry.

City/Location:
Havana
State/Province/
Subregion:
Ciudad de la Habana
Country:
Cuba
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Aperture:
1.2
Shutter Speed:
1/50s
ISO Setting:
800
Focal Length:
85.0mm
Image Id:
Cuba_3123-Barrio_Chino
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