Zaida Maria Travieso Blanco
Zaida Maria's Story
I'm from Cardenas Cuba. I left Cuba February 22,1962. On a Pan American Airway fly. With me came two friends Jorgito Torres and Mary Tery. Rodriguez. I will never forget the last view I had of the Jose Marti airport, my parents were standing in the airport terrace, that has been one of the most sad moments of my life. Three years and a lot of tears passed before I was reunite with my parents again. I still cry when I remember my last view of Cuba, but I have never been back since, and I will not go back as long as the Castro's are in power. I was very thankfull to my parents to have the courage to send me to the USA, at that time, and to the USA that gave us the opportunity to live in freedom.