Daughter of Cuban VP Murillo Immigrates to US

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.


4 thoughts on “Daughter of Cuban VP Murillo Immigrates to US

  • jerzy !! I dont think that the elite and wealthy in Mexico usually defect to the USA! Unless is due to the Narcos! But why would this girl leave Cuba with all of her previliges??

    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE : A sweet life if you belong to Cuba’s upper crust- September 29 – Jonathan Curiel
    Everyone knows that Cuba is one of the Western Hemisphere’s poorest countries. Its economic indices lag in nearly every category, including gross domestic product and household income. Yet the stereotype of Cuba as a strict post-Communist backwater – a kind of Shangri-la of egalitarianism – has taken a beating in the past year.

    The revolution that Fidel Castro and Che Guevara brought to the island nation five decades ago has evolved into something unexpected: Guilty pleasure. As Dweck notes in his new book, ” Michael Dweck: Habana Libre,” some of the people he photographed are “embarrassed” about their relatively elite standing; others, he says, “are afraid to draw attention to it for fear the socialist government will punish them for having a good life.” An exhibit of photos from “Habana Libre” continues at San Francisco’s Modernism gallery through Oct. 29.

    “Artists, writers, filmmakers, dancers – they live this secretive life under the radar in Cuba that is really cool and lends itself well to a narrative,” says Dweck. “I’m playing on the theme of privilege in a classless society.”



  • She lives in free world and is entitled to make her own decisions. People all over the world migrate in search for more suitable living options (including americans). Mexicans die by the bundles trying to cross the border – and I never hear of them betraying Mexico… Honestly – I’ve met young americans fed up to here with today’s americana and they either dream or actually plan to leave this country with no regrets. On the contrary US oppressiveness makes me a criminal just for dreaming to visit Cuba.

  • So how come she doesn’t bring her BF to Cuba? With her politcal clout and perks they can live in “paradise”!!

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