Babalu Blog has a story on the 5 Cuban dancers that defected in La Vegas some months ago. Surprisingly, the very liberal New York Times seems to have done justice to the story. This is the so-called-freedom experienced in Cuba.
A year ago this week, Cuban officials raided the Havana building where the group rehearsed and seized thousands of dollars worth of equipment. They ordered the group to disband and told them they would no longer be permitted to perform. Their founder and artistic director, Nicole Durr, who is German, was arrested and expelled from the country.