Some Cubans find life is better at home than in U.S.

HAVANA — Jorge's friends at work call him the "Sixth Hero."

Folks here figure Jorge must be the secret spy who got away. Why else would he have returned to Cuba after living in the United States for six years? The "sixth hero" reference relates to the five Cuban intelligence agents the Cuban government nicknamed "the Five Heroes" who are serving long U.S. prison sentences.

Despite the freedom Jorge enjoyed and the ability to earn a better living as a school custodian in Miami Beach, Jorge returned to Cuba in 2002 to face a government that mistrusted him, a year of probation and friends who assume he is a member of the intelligence service. He said he is one of a growing number of emigres who after years of living abroad yearn for the sounds and familiarity of home.

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