The exodus of Cuban talent continues, as this AP story published in Florida Today indicates:
More dancers flee from Cuba for the U.S.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI — One month after three top Cuban dancers defected to the U.S., seven more have fled the communist island, according to a newspaper report.
At least seven members of the Spanish Ballet of Cuba left an arts festival last week in the Mexican city of Merida, and four of them have already arrived in Miami, El Nuevo Herald of Miami reported Friday.
Last month, the three members of the Cuban National Ballet defected in Canada and crossed the border to the U.S., part of a slew of defections in December. Among the most famous was TV host Carlos Otero.
Four members of the Cuban National Circus and the popular Cuban group Los Tres de La Havana also made their way to the U.S.
According to the Herald, dancers Cindy Arguelles and Lisandra Frontella, both 20, Daryl Perez, 19, and Erick Pupo, 18, arrived in Miami on Sunday, days after defecting during Merida’s International Arts Fair.
After the group’s performance Jan. 17, three other dancers left the troupe, including renowned dancer Liliana Fagoaga, according to Perez. He said those dancers were hiding in Mexico while trying to reach the United States.
Ziva has more on this here.