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balsero (plural balseros)
- A refugee who travels from Cuba to America by sea
1997 February 7, Fred Camper, “Anti-Masterpieces”, in Chicago Reader:
- If Manglano-Ovalle sympathizes with the balseros, Kara Walker's installation at the Renaissance Society is so over-the-top it can hardly be reduced to a simple argument.