By Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian
December 28, 2009, 10:29AM
Leaders of the First Unitarian Church of Portland are awaiting word from
church members who were detained briefly in Havana over the weekend
before being sent to Mexico.
Nine members of the church group were held at the Havana airport
Saturday, while five other members were sent back to Cancun, Mexico. By
Sunday, all of the church group's members were in Mexico.
Kate Lore, the social justice minister with the First Unitarian Church,
said she and other church leaders are waiting to hear from the group.
All of the members are safe and in good health, chuch leaders said.
"Now we are just waiting," Lore said, adding that she sent the group an
email but has not heard back from them. She said their return to Oregon
may be delayed since they will be boarding a last-minute flight and they
want to wait for their bags to arrive from Havana.
"They have to find an empty plane and find their luggage," she said.
To read more about the group's efforts to travel to Cuba, go here:
-- The Oregonian
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