Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy - Study Guide Chapter 30 Summary & Analysis

Carlos Eire
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Children do not need security clearances to enter the United States, and they are given visa waivers. The parents have to wait many months for their visas, sometimes a year or more. Thousands of families are doing this. Carlos' mother also makes the decision that her children will also leave the country as soon as possible by themselves. As the children wait for the exit permits, they spend the days in limbo. They don't go to school, and they play furiously. During the day, Carlos is fine, but at night, he is seized with terror and nightmares. Most nights, he creeps into his parents' bed.

Carlos' parents are not in accord about this decision. It is Marie Antoinette's decision, so Louis XVI will do nothing to make it happen. She is the one who makes it all happen. She figures out all the paperwork, she gets their...

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