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Cuban Performers File for Asylum

Cast members of the Havana Night Club show, opening Tuesday at the Stardust theater in Las Vegas, have sought political asylum at a federal court in Las Vegas. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jose David, one of the 43 troupe members who filed.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.