HAVANA TIMES — Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Wednesday criticized the granting of a visa to visit the United States to Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro, as well as to the Havana City Historian, Eusebio Leal, DPA reported.
The Cuban-American Republican asked the Obama administration to review its decision because it serves to “spread Castro propaganda,” besides being “dangerous and counterproductive to our interests in foreign policy and national security.”
Ros-Lehtinen is the current chair of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.
Mariela Castro is scheduled to participate in an academic event of the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco from 23 to 26 May.
Meanwhile, Leal, who is already on US soil, will speak this Friday at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He addressed a forum at the New York Public Library on Tuesday on the restoration of Old Havana.