Cubans denied visas to enter this great big bastion of democracy known as New York City
State Department Denies Cuban Diplomats’ Visa Request to Attend Marxist Panel In New York 24 Mar 2012 The State Department says it has rejected applications from two senior Cuban diplomats to travel to New York to take part in a panel discussion sponsored by a Marxist group, but not for political reasons. [Yeah, right!] Rather, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says they were denied because American diplomats in Havana are routinely refused permission to travel outside the Cuban capital. The two diplomats from Cuba’s interest section in Washington had asked to go to New York from March 16-18 to appear on a panel about Cuba sponsored by the magazine Marxism-Leninism Today.