A change to Cuban law taking effect in January will make it simpler for defectors, such as Mr. Gregory, to visit the homeland they abandoned. Now working as a fencing teacher in Rome, Mr. Gregory plans to return to Cuba to visit his daughter, Sydney, who was just 15 days old when he defected in 2002. (Associated Press)

A change to Cuban law taking effect in January will make it simpler for defectors, such as Mr. Gregory, to visit the homeland they abandoned. Now working as a fencing teacher in Rome, Mr. Gregory plans to return to Cuba to visit his daughter, Sydney, who was just 15 days old when he defected in 2002. (Associated Press)