Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, makes herself a cup of coffee in her home where a wall is lined with a slew of medals and trophies awarded to Gregory, in Havana,

 

              Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, makes herself a cup of coffee in her home where a wall is lined with a slew of medals and trophies awarded to Gregory, in Havana,
Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, makes herself a cup of coffee in her home where a wall is lined with a slew of medals and trophies awarded to Gregory, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Gregory, an Olympic silver medalist, who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002, hopes to return to Cuba. New migratory laws have now made it possible for high-profile defectors considered deserters or traitors to return to the homeland they abandoned. The new rules could potentially affect many leading cultural and athletic figures, from musicians and doctors to ballet dancers. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)