Florida Delegation Weighs in on Cuba as Miguel Diaz-Canel Visits UN
Carlos Curbelo and Kathy Castor
With Cuban officials in New York this week at United Nations meetings, members of the Florida congressional delegation offered their thoughts on how the U.S. should handle the communist regime leading that nation.
Three South Florida Republicans–U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen–joined New Jersey Democrat U.S. Rep. Albio Sires to write U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on Cuban leader Miguel Diaz-Canel and other members of the communist regime visiting the U.S. this week.
“As the son of Cuban exiles who fled the Castro regime, I find it deeply concerning that operatives who support the Cuban dictatorship, a regime responsible for countless human rights violations and deaths of innocent Cubans, continue to obtain U.S. visas with ease while those fighting for democracy or trying to visit family deal with backlog,” Curbelo said on Tuesday. “The United States must not allow Cuban government propagandists to continue abusing their privilege while the people of Cuba suffer.”
“We write to express our profound concern regarding press reports of an upcoming visit to the United States by an estimated eighteen Cuban regime operatives, including its titular dictator Miguel Diaz-Canel,” the four representatives wrote Pompeo on