CULTURE-CUBA. Dalia Acosta
HAVANA, Sep 20 (IPS) - They were poor women from the northern Spanish province of Galicia. They came alone to Cuba in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and like so many Latin American women now emigrating to Europe, many of them ended up in poor-paying jobs as domestics or on the fringes of society as prostitutes.
More than 60,000 Galician women settled in this Caribbean island nation, where they founded the Daughters of Galicia Association and the hospital of the same name, which continues to provide services in Havana