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US-Cuba 'Cultural Ambassador' Was Accidental Refugee

August 10, 2017 01:02 AM
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Jessi Calzado-Esponda became an accidental refugee when she was seven years old. And that was just the first of a chain of hardships she suffered from homelessness to a devastating car injury. Yet, she never lost hope and she is now a self-styled cultural ambassador who helps connect the U.S. and Cuba. VOA's June Soh shares her story.