Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

Seven Young Members of the Spanish Ballet of Cuba Defect in Mexico
They were the latest in a wave of defections by artists that in December alone brought to Miami three top dancers in the Cuban National Ballet, four members of the Cuban National Circus, six members of the musical group Los Tres de La Habana and top TV personality Carlos Otero.

Spanish Ballet dancers Cindy ArgA1 4elles and Lisandra Frontella, both 20, Daryl PA©rez, 19, and Erick Pupo, 18, arrived in Miami on Sunday, just three days after they defected.

The Spanish Ballet, Cuba's top group devoted to Spanish dances, was in MA©rida for the International Arts Fair held from Jan. 5 to 20. The group performed Carmen on Jan. 17 and 18.

PA©rez said that after the show on Jan. 17, three other dancers defected, including top star Liliana Fagoaga. He identified the others as Marloon RodrA guez and JosA© Luis Uz, and said they are hiding in Mexico while trying to reach the United States.

PA©rez, who joined the troupe three years ago, said he had decided to defect at the first chance.


Related News