Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tampa kids build bridges with common experience

From The St. Petersburg Times:

Tampa refugee children express their new lives

By Saundra Amrhein, Times Staff Writer

TAMPA — Lorenzo Diaz is 12. He lives in Tampa with his parents. When he left his native Cuba two years ago, he left behind his grandparents and his friends. He misses them. "And my house," Lorenzo says. Tuesday, he doted over a drawing on a poster board: the skylines of Miami and Havana, separated only by a thin patch of blue water. This artwork meant something to him. "We can be closer some day and be together," the boy explained.
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