It’s a Mad, Madd, Maddd world

It all started with a pack of Juicy Fruit. During the 1980 Mariel boatlift, among the thousands of Cubans to leave their homeland was Jorge Madruga. Twelve years old at the time, Madruga recalls being berated by his countrymen who stayed behind, who referred to those leaving as “trading themselves for jeans.” On the trip, his uncle gave him a pack of Juicy Fruit gum—something he had never seen before—and told him to give pieces […]

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