Grateful ungrateful sods?
After enjoying capitalist life for a week or so, they were rounded-up by Brazilian authorities and sent back to Havana, where they await their fates in what has been described as a “special guest house”.
Not that they should worry, of course.
None other than Fidel Castro himself has announced from his recovery divan that there will be no prison for the would-be defectors as he has "forgiven" them. And Castro would know because you see, in Cuba, he is not just the investigator and the prosecutor but also judge and jury. And occasionally, the executioner, too.
The boxers will be just fine, says the ailing dictator. Don't you worry about that ...
Which means it won’t be long before the poor bastards make the inevitable appearance on television, reading from their carefully-scripted notes.
They will no doubt accuse those evil imperialists of clouding their judgement, repent for their sins against "the Revolution" and "the Party" and then praise the nobility, intelligence and inherent goodness of El Comandante en Jefe.
Who said Stalinism was dead?