A Cuban diplomat based in Mexico and her husband defected last week, but their whereabouts remain unknown, worried relatives said Tuesday.
Yusimil Casanas, 25, head of the passport section of the Cuban embassy in Mexico City, and her husband, Michel Rojas, 32, disappeared March 17, said her uncle, Esteban Casanas Lostal, who lives in Canada.
Yusimil's mother, Danay Casneiro, contacted him to report the defections and ask for his help in case they were detained by Mexican authorities, who may refuse them asylum and force them back to Cuba, Casañas Lostal said.
The mother reported that she had asked Cuba's Foreign Ministry about the couple's whereabouts and was told only that they "had defected," Casañas Lostal told El Nuevo Herald by telephone from Canada.
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