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Cuban Doctor Reportedly Seeks Asylum at Argentine Embassy


Argentine media is reporting that a Cuban dissident has sought refuge at the Argentine embassy in Havana.

The Argentine newspaper La Nacion reported Thursday renowned brain surgeon Hilda Molina and her 84-year-old mother had entered the embassy to request political asylum.

Dr. Molina has been petitioning the Cuban government to allow her to travel to Argentina to see her son, who lives in exile there.

Earlier this month, Argentine President Nestor Kirchner wrote to his Cuban counterpart, Fidel Castro, asking him to allow Dr. Molina to visit Argentina.

Mr. Castro responded that Dr. Molina's family should visit her in Cuba.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.