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Mariela Castro is now officially a Castro dictatorship ‘official’

Not that we believe it will make much of a difference to the Obama State Department, but they should note that Mariela Castro, daughter of the murderous Cuban dictator Raul Castro, is now an "official" of the Castro dictatorship in Cuba.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Note to State: Mariela Castro is Now "Official"

Earlier this year, the State Department granted a visa to Cuban dictator Raul Castro's daughter, Mariela, to deliver a host of anti-U.S. policy speeches in San Francisco and New York City.

In doing so, we argued at the time, the State Department was making an exemption for the dictator's daughter from Presidential Proclamation 5377, which denies visas to Cuban nationals affiliated with that country's totalitarian regime.

Moreover, that it threw a bucket of cold water on President Obama's Presidential Proclamation 8697 of August 2011, which sought to "close the gap" in granting visas to foreign nationals affiliated with human rights violators -- and singling-out "prolonged arbitrary detentions" as a main violation.

Mariela's father, is one of the world's worst offenders of such detentions.

Yet, some artfully argued that Mariela was not "officially" part of the Cuban government and, as such, not subject to the visa ban.

Today, Mariela's name was included in her father's list of appointees to his National Assembly.

Thus, she is now "official" and subject to the visa ban.

 

1 comment to Mariela Castro is now officially a Castro dictatorship ‘official’

  • asombra

    But there’s no nepotism involved. The “people” want her, or should want her according to the regime, which amounts to the same thing. And the travesty goes on.

    Mariela looks like one of those women of a certain age who are absolutely nothing special but fancy themselves (or try to project being) stylish, cutting-edge and hip. They’re ultimately sad, not to mention annoying, because one keeps wanting to tell them, “Honey, who the hell do you think you’re kidding? Do you really think anyone with half a brain is buying your shtick? Get a quarter and buy a clue.”