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CAPSULE COMMENTARY: “Cuban Baseball Star Escapes Again”


“Several weeks ago, the U.S. government captured 25-year-old Cuban baseball star Andy Morales and 30 other Cuban refugees on the high seas and forcibly repatriated them to Cuba. After his return, Cuban government gendarmes closely followed him, harassed him, and beat him up. So, what did Morales do? What any self-respecting, courageous person who hates the idea of living the rest of his life under severe communism and socialism would do. He escaped again! But this time he, along with seven other men and one 16-year-old girl, made it to American land before U.S. government officials (or Cuban officials) could capture and repatriate them. Under U.S. law, reaching American shore entitles them to remain in the United States. (Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?) No word yet on whether America’s ‘family-values couple,’ Bill Clinton and Janet Reno, are going to try to reunite the teenage girl with her Cuban parents.”

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