Reports coming out of Veracruz, Mexico, indicate that fifteen Cuban artists part of the Guaracheros de Regla musical troupe checked out of their hotel rooms but never showed up to catch their flight back to Cuba. It is suspected that the artists have defected and due to the close proximity to the American border, they will eventually make their way into the U.S.
The musical troupe is part of the dozens of artistic propaganda operations run by the Castro dictatorship that tour the world promoting the dictatorship in Cuba while at the same time earning the Castro regime hard currency.
Havana Times has the report HERE.
El Nuevo Herald has more coverage (in Spanish) HERE.