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Cuban Nothingness: Memoirs

“A snake will break up a hen-house quicker than anything.” William Faulkner, As I lay dying Monte Oscuro, Las...

Another Migrant Story

The driver ordered them to take their things and get into the car. “They are waiting for us...

The Finlays, Another Form of Continuity

The five Finlays who string together this tale, three men and two women, are people born on the island of Cuba, but none of them has been strangers to New York City.

A Night of Reggaeton and ‘Caldosa’ in the Place Where Nothing Happens

It’s hard to tell who is who in the dark. Only a few colored lights occasionally light...

My Expulsion from Cuba, Twenty-Five Years Later

Introductory Note We will, once again, say goodbye to each other. Gastón Baquero At my friend’s request, I am writing...

Out of place

You step on a strange territory, where everything is unfamiliar around you. But, even so, you can...

How I punched a Russian in the face in NYC

One Friday I went to a party in Bushwick, a neighborhood in northeast Brooklyn with factories converted...

The True History of the Children and Families Department

The Children and Families office was closed during the pandemic and low-income people could renew their applications...