Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, shows a framed photo of her son next to a trove of trophies awarded to her son, at her home, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Nov. 16, 201

 

              Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, shows a framed photo of her son next to a trove of trophies awarded to her son, at her home, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Nov. 16, 201
Maria Victoria Gil, mother of swordsman Elvis Gregory, shows a framed photo of her son next to a trove of trophies awarded to her son, at her home, 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 next year so he can finally meet his only child, a 10-year-old girl who was only 15 days old when he abandoned his country. New migratory laws have now made it possible for high-profile defectors once 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)