Defecting From Havana

Forty-three members of the Cuban dance troupe Havana Night Club defected last week in Las Vegas. “The decision to defect didn’t come easily or suddenly, but it was almost unanimous – with just three of the dancers saying they may want to go back to Cuba. The reasons involve freedom and opportunity, but this mass defection also hinged on their close kinship as a troupe and a rebuff from the Cuban government.”