Report: Cuban doctors seek Zimbabwe asylum
Two Cuban doctors, among a group of 152 trying to relieve the
Zimbabwe's state hospitals, were reported Thursday to have sought refuge at the
Canadian Embassy in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, in a bid to defect.
Leonel Cordova, 31, and Noris Pena, 25, told Zimbabwe's Daily
News that they
were defecting ``to fulfill lifelong dreams of leaving Cuba forever.''
Cuban diplomat Javier Viamontes said the Cuban Embassy was unaware
case. The Canadian Embassy, closed Thursday for a Zimbabwean public holiday,
had no one available for comment.