Mike Younis and Eneida Laffont talk about Ms. Laffont’s life and about leaving Cuba to the United States.

Recorded November 24, 2017 Archived November 24, 2017 43:40 minutes
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Id: APP380227


In this interview, conducted on November 23, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Mike Younis(18) interviews his grandmother, Eneida Laffont (93), about her life, including her childhood, her work life and marriage, and her experience leaving Cuba due to communism. She shares much about her family, about how she knew Fidel Castro, and how communism and her move to the United States changed her life. As a translator, her daughter, Ingrid Laffont (59)worked, and Eneida Laffont’s brother Omar Diaz (81) had jumped in the interview to share a little of his thoughts and stories about Cuba. Towards the end of the interview, Eneida and Mike speak of their favorite travel destinations, and she also shares some advice to all future generations.


  • Mike Younis
  • Eneida Laffont
  • Ingrid Laffont
  • Omar Diaz

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