Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Study Guide Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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It is the beginning of the Invasion. Armed exiles invade from Florida to regain Cuba. They land at the Bay of Pigs. The Invasion fails. President Kennedy withdraws support when it is too late, leaving the men stranded at the Bay of Pigs. Eventually, these invaders, called the Worms by Fidel and his regime, are exchanged for $53 million in medicine and food.

Years later, when Tony and Carlos live in an orphanage in Florida, they see President Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy at the Orange Bowl. The Worms are also there, and the First Lady gives a speech in flawless Spanish about how these men are heroes, and the flag of Brigade 2506 will one day wave over a free Cuba.

That night, Tony and Carlos are euphoric. They speak of returning home to Cuba soon, with this life of living in an orphanage that smells of cod being...

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