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Cuban dancers to seek asylum

October 22, 2003|From Associated Press

Two young Cuban dancers plan to ask for political asylum after defecting a day before a performance by the Cuban National Ballet in Florida, one of their lawyers says.

Gema Diaz, 21, and Cervilio Amador, 20, slipped away from the dance company and jumped in a taxi en route to Miami on Oct. 11, a day before they were to perform in "Don Quixote," immigration attorney Nelson Rodriguez-Varela said.

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