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Lots of flak over Mariela Castro’s SF appearance next week

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and head of her country’s National Center for Sex Education has been granted a visa from the State Department to attend a conference in San Francisco put on by the Latin American Studies Association next week. And you know what that means. Anti-Castro Cuban politicians on both sides of the aisle are up in arms, Miami style. The trip was confirmed this morning. But Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) was already slamming it yesterday, calling the Cuban gay rights advocate “a vociferous advocate of the regime and opponent of democracy,” AP says.
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