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Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

Carlos Eire
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Chapter 5 Summary

This is the chapter about the pesticide Jeep. The pesticide Jeep drives down the streets spraying to kill the malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The spray is a beautiful bluish color. Carlos and his friends chase this Jeep and try to hang on to the back for as long as possible. Carlos' friend Eugenio is the champion and can hold on the longest.

There were four boys: Carlos, his brother Tony, Manuel, and Eugenio. The four of them create all kinds of mischief. They torment a homeless alcoholic, make prank calls, ring doorbells and run away, kill lizards, and shoot at buses with their BB guns.

One time, the older boys rub Carlos and Rafa's faces with red hot pepper and then throw them onto a fire ant nest and hold them there. The young boys are severely injured. When the mothers find out, the older boys are severely punished...

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