Nation: We Want Out

Cubans chafe at camp life

"¡Libertad! ¡Libertad! ¡Libertad! shouted the crowd of 350 Cuban refugees as they rushed through the streets of Arkansas' Fort Chaffee one evening last week. It was 10:30 p.m. —curfew time —and the friends and relatives visiting the refugees at the base's Red Cross building had just been asked to leave for the night. Suddenly, the anger and frustration that had long been building within the refugee center erupted. The refugees knocked over barriers and streamed out of an open rear gate that had been left unguarded by the military police.

As the refugees ran through the...

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