Ex-pats from the United States and England lived on Cuba's Isle of Youth before the Cuban revolution.
About a decade ago, I went there looking for the children or grandchildren of any of the settlers.
I didn't find any Americans, but there was a blue-eyed British man living on the island and working as a farmer. He spoke Spanish like a Cuban native and English like a Brit.
My impression was that he had to work hard to make a living.