Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with 113 people on board, in Havana, Cuba, on May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport.
Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with 113 people on board, in Havana, Cuba, on May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport. RAMON ESPINOSA AP
Rescue teams search through the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 that plummeted into a cassava field with 113 people on board, in Havana, Cuba, on May 18, 2018. The Cuban airliner crashed just after takeoff from Havana’s international airport. RAMON ESPINOSA AP

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Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

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Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.