Harrowing journey for family of refugees ends in Phoenix
Luna Astengo and her husband Roy Cisneros were expecting their first child, a boy, when they escaped Cuba by boat in 2011 and made their way to Ecuador.
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#1 Dec 21, 2012
How the Indios treated them--
The family journeyed on toward Panama and through the jungles of Central America. In Guatemala, armed men wanted to kidnap the baby, hoping to sell him on the black market. On the bus, knife-wielding assailants threatened them.
"They crossed the river into Mexico, carrying Roy Jr.Some women miscarry when they sneeze, Luna said.There I was with my pregnant belly. This baby must be so special to have endured.
In Mexico, they landed in jail for 17 days where Luna said they were also mistreated. Once released, a group of Cubans vacationing in Mexico took pity on the family and put them on a plane to Miami
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