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Will Obama State Dept. grant visa to son of Cuban dictator?

Considering recent history, another high-level member of Cuba's dictatorship may very well be allowed into the U.S. Just a few months ago, the Obama administration granted a visa to the daughter of dictator Raul Castro, Mariela Castro, a high-ranking official of the regime and one of the dictatorship's top propagandists. And in the past week, the Obama State Department allowed Cuban spies stationed at the Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. with supposed restrictions on their travel to fly to Miami and meet with their operatives.

Taking all of this into consideration, it then becomes very likely the Obama State Department will allow Tony Castro, son of the murderous Fidel Castro, to enter the U.S.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Will Fidel's Son Get a U.S. Visa?

Next week (from July 18th-July 23rd), the U.S. and Cuban baseball teams will face-off in an International Collegiate Friendship Series.

The series will consist of five games played in Iowa, Nebraska and North Carolina.

We wish these young athletes the best of luck.

Who knows?

Perhaps one of the visiting Cuban players will find an opportunity to defect and become the next Yasiel Puig or Yoani Cespedes.

However, in order to prevent any of these athletes from realizing their dreams of playing in freedom, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro usually sends his son, Antonio ("Tony"), to travel with them. 

It's an omnipresent warning that the dictator is watching.

Fidel even got Tony a gig as Vice-President of the International Baseball Federation.

Antonio is Fidel's bon vivant son.  When he's not getting duped into virtual online affairs (only elite Cubans have Internet access) with Colombian beauties, he's spotted at fancy parties in Havana or winning staged golf tournaments in Varadero.

He's the Al-Saadi Gaddafi of Cuba.

(Al-Saadi was the Libyan dictator's talent-less professional soccer playing son.)

In these remarks last week, Castro stated that "we look forward" to the upcoming games in the U.S.

"We"? 

Does that mean Tony is planning to join the Cuban team in the U.S. (to keep on eye on the young players)?

More importantly, will the State Department give him a visa to do so?

Let's hope the State Department is not planning any further rewards to the brutal Castro family, which would be an overt insult to their victims.

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