Each morning, hundreds of Cubans gather in a small park outside the United States Interests Section in Havana, Cuba. They come to complete the final step in a long process: An interview that will determine whether or not they will be granted U.S. visas. The process is both expensive and extensive. It can take an individual up to a year's worth of wages and time just to reach the interview portion. Being turned down after spending so much time and money can be heartbreaking to a Cuban. That is why locals refer to this place as "The Weeping Park".
Special thanks to Lucrezia Paxson, Claudia Ramos, Irving Trejo, Ben Shors and David Grewe.