MN90: Minnesota Marielito

MN90: Minnesota Marielito

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Rene Valdes was one of 125,000 Cubans who sought asylum in the United States during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Valdes only knew he wanted to live a free and open life as a gay man, but where, when he didn’t know anyone in the US? Britt Aamodt has the story of his journey to Minnesota.