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Name: Babun, Juana de Arcos

Historical Note:

Juana de Arcos Babun was a member of the Cuban Babun family. Immigrants from Palestine in the early 1900s, they became a prominent family of businessmen in Cuba. Teofilo Babun Sr. owned a logging business near Santiago, Cuba, and became an early financier of the Cuban Revolution. Later, he was declared a traitor by Fidel Castro due to his wealth, and was forced to flee to Miami with his sons.

Juana's nephews Lincoln, Santiago, and Teofilo Babun Franco participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion as members of Brigade 2506.

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