Disabled Cuban Swimmer seeks asylum in U.S. while in Mexico

Posted on December 3, 2011 • Filed under: Cuba, Human Rights Latin America, Mexico, Politics

The young swimmer Rafael Castillo, a member of the Cuban delegation that participated in the IV Parapan Games Guadalajara, Mexico, on Monday sought political asylum in the United States authorities. The Cuban swimmer Rafael Castillo disabled. Castillo, 25 years and amputee arm and left leg, he fled more than a week of the Pan American village that served as accommodation for athletes in Guadalajara, and after a perilous journey to the U.S. border went through the town of Matamoros. Read Article

The disabled young man escaped without documentation and only had to identify themselves to immigration officials the gold and silver medals won in the categories of 50 meters butterfly and 100 freestyle. Read Article

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