Even after Cuban authorities jailed William Potts for hijacking a plane, he held out hope he'd found a revolutionary utopia.
He became a believer. He had faith in the Cuban revolution.
But after three decades in the country, he became disillusioned and said that is one reason he decided to send his two young daughters to the United States to live with his parents.
Cuban leaders "can't come up with any original ideas," Potts said. "They've lost their way."