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dusty foot

dusty foot  n.— «Most head north along the same routes that Mexicans and Central Americans have long taken in their attempts to get to the US. Yet unlike other immigrants, Cubans simply walk across the US border and apply for residency:...

unresolved mourning

unresolved mourning  n.— «But Cuba still dominates Cuban-American life to a remarkable degree, which psychiatrist Eugenio Rothe blames on what he calls “unresolved mourning.” “One thing very observable here, especially...

cratology

cratology  n.— «The moment of truth for cratology came on October 10, when the first photographs of IL-28 crates en route to Cuba reached headquarters. Taken on September 28, these showed the Soviet ship Kasimov carrying ten crates which...

awkward squad

awkward squad  n.— «The negotiations have been caught in a squeeze between Mr Bolton, and a group of countries that one diplomat referred to as “the awkward squad,” which includes Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan, the Palestinian...

choppy

choppy  n.— «The Cuban peso (one dollar is presently worth 26 Cuban pesos at a currency exchange office) is still used in agricultural markets and stores that deal in Cuban pesos, which have very little in stock and can hardly compete with...

Yuma

Yuma  n.— «In Cuban street slang, yuma means a foreigner, more specifically, someone from a non-Spanish speaking European or North American country, and most particularly, from the United States. When someone asks my brother-in-law where...