HAVANA TIMES — Glenda Murillo Diaz, one of the daughters of Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo, deserted the country in the middle of this month to live in Tampa, Florida, USA, reports Miami’s El Nuevo Herald.
The 24-year-old crossed the border from Mexico into Laredo, Texas, and into the welcoming arms of American authorities around August 16, said sources who asked to remain anonymous.
Diaz Murillo was attending a psychology conference in Mexico, but later showed up at the home of her maternal aunt in Tampa, which means she received a “parole” under the “dry foot- wet foot” policy that allows Cubans who set foot on US soil to stay in that country.
Marino Murillo is the vice president of the Council of State and a member of the Political Bureau of the Cuban Communist Party. A former military officer, he was appointed by President Raul Castro in 2011 to implement the economic reforms of his government.