1994 - Leaving Cuba

A young boy from the town of Cojimar swims out to bid farewell to Wilma Perez, her husband <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PERLL000077" title="Roberto Gonzalez" href="/topic/religion-belief/roberto-gonzalez-PERLL000077.topic">Roberto Gonzalez</a> and 12 others who are departing at dusk from the beach at Cojimar towards the Florida Straits on their home-made raft. Asked why Perez is leaving the country, she says "To eat. I don't care where I end up, whether it's Africa or Alaska, as long as it's not here."
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( Garo Lachinian/Baltimore Sun file photo / September 4, 1994 )

A young boy from the town of Cojimar swims out to bid farewell to Wilma Perez, her husband Roberto Gonzalez and 12 others who are departing at dusk from the beach at Cojimar towards the Florida Straits on their home-made raft. Asked why Perez is leaving the country, she says "To eat. I don't care where I end up, whether it's Africa or Alaska, as long as it's not here."

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