Prominent Member of Cuba's Ladies in White Denied U.S. Visa

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
It's unclear who's manning the front-lines of the new U.S. Embassy in Havana, but a clear trend is developing whereby Cuban democracy activists are being denied non-immigrant visas.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for officials from the Castro regime, who seem to be traveling around the United States at leisure.

Last week, the U.S. Embassy denied a visa to Cuban artist Danilo Maldonado, known as "El Sexto," a former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, who recently spent 10 months arbitrarily imprisoned for a performance that displeased the Castro brothers.

This week, the U.S. Embassy denied a visa to Maria Cristina Labrada, a prominent member of The Ladies in White, to attend a conference.

The Ladies in White is the internationally-renowned group composed of the wives, daughters, mothers and other relatives of Cuban political prisoners. They are recipients of the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

In the image below, Labrada is the one in the front, leading the peaceful demonstration.