In Cuba, Everyone Has a Nickname Commentator Ana Hebra Flaster says that in her native Cuba, nicknames are pervasive -- and often unflattering. These nicknames ususally make blunt reference to physical traits that would be unmentionable in the U.S.
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In Cuba, Everyone Has a Nickname

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In Cuba, Everyone Has a Nickname

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Commentator Ana Hebra Flaster says that in her native Cuba, nicknames are pervasive — and often unflattering. These nicknames ususally make blunt reference to physical traits that would be unmentionable in the U.S.