When it rains luck, it pours

May 2005. The security guard held ajar the large metal gate, peeped out and said, “La embajada esta cerrada hoy.” (The embassy’s closed today.) “I was told to get my visa today,” I tried to explain in Spanish. To this, he replied, “Hay un huracan!” (There’s a hurricane!) Yes, there was. Hurricane Adrian was churning …

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