General Quintin Bandera and another deported cuban men

"All along the XIXth century, many independence Cuban prisoners finished being deported during some time in Spain, to places such Chafarinas, FernadoPóo, Cádiz, Málaga and Mahón. As the aim was to keep them away from the conflict, the Fortress of Isabel the Second, which had been finished in 1975, was a perfect instalation in order to force their isolation. The case of the deported Bandera is not rare..."

In this article of Francesc Portella writen in the Diari Menorca( Menorcan journal), we can read the fascinating story of General Quintin Bandera, who was deported in La Mola in 1880. Before going back to Cuba, he got married with a Minorcan woman named Francisca Orfila in 1886, who would accompany him on his return to the Caribbean island.

In 1880, between 150 and 200 deported cuban men remained in the Fortress. "Another historic ruling cubans, that arrived with Quintin Banderas, were José M. Maceo, Felipe Regüenteros Grajales, son of Mariana Grajales, Emiliano Combet, Pío Acosta or Guillermo Moncada". 





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