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Soldier's Sons To Visit
Tuesday, October 18, 2005   By: Juan Paxety

Sgt. Carlos Lazo

Several months ago, the news was all aflame with a story about a Cuban who had bravely served in the U.S. military in Iraq. Sgt. Carlos Lazo said he wanted to go to Cuba to visit his sons. Then he cried that the Bush administration wouldn't let him go. He made a big stink about it and got a lot of publicity.  It was rarely reported, however, that fidel has made it even more difficult to travel from Cuba to the U.S.  It was a sad story for the Lazo family and pointed out the human toll of politics.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports today that Sgt. Lazo's sons will now be allowed to travel to the U.S. to visit their father.

Under an agreement with the State Department and the Cuban government, Sgt. Carlos Lazo's two sons, 17-year-old Carlos Rafael Lazo and 19-year-old Carlos Manuel Lazo, will visit for three months. Lazo, a sergeant in the Washington state National Guard, plans to fly to Miami on Friday to meet them.


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