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Cuban Rafter Crisis

The Maleconazo and the Rafter Crisis in a Can of Condensed Milk

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When the Maleconazo broke out he joined in the shouting and escaped when the arrests started. He didn't want to go home because he knew the police were looking for him.

Swimming Over the Graves of Cuban Rafters

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I felt a shock on learning that Diana Nyad would make an attempt to swim across the Florida Straits. I recalled the days when my neighborhood was swarming with people building improvised rafts on which to launch themselves into the sea.