National Geographic : 1973 Jul
conditions in Cuba. "Shhh!" breaks in his wife, instinc tively fearful, "be careful what you say!" "Don't worry," Manuel reassures her, "we're in the United States now. You can say anything you want." On his first full day of freedom, the elder Alvarez goes on a short sight-seeing tour, stopping off (right) at a gas station run by his former business partner in Cuba. Another son, Manuel, Jr., enjoys the happy reunion.