Cuban dancers to seek asylum

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.