Cuban Blogger Denied US Visa

Cuban blogger, teacher and GV author Elaine Díaz Rodríguez was denied a visa to enter the US [pt] Wednesday, April 3, 2013, preventing her from participating in the International Congress of Latin-American Studies. Brazilian journalist Alex Haubrich reported Elaine's frustration with and criticism of the US government's criteria.



  • walterlx

    Though I’ve never heard of this author and never read her blog, my guess is she isn’t as hostile and combative toward the Cuban government as that better-known and better-promoted blogger who’s currently touring the United States of America. This blogger and and I have 25 mutual Facebook “friends,” so that should pretty much settle her fate.

    Walter Lippmann

    Los Angeles, California


      You are a pro-Castro propagandist, Walter.
      She is a professor of the “communication” faculty of the university in Havana and was a journalist in Cuba. You work for the official paper Granma. That should indeed create a lot of connections.

      She ran a pro-regime blog until she closed it. She participated in state security TV programs like “Cuba’s reasons”. She did fall out with the regime and closed her blog in August 22, 2012.
      She had posted some very polite criticism of the regime (customs rules,) even calling not to vote for those that approved it. Then the blog ended …..

      Strange that you claim you “never heard” of her as she is mentioned in 10 posts on your “archive”;”Elaine+Diaz”

      The group with the better information (lots of it not allowed on your site) has even 27:

      You just have to look in the right places for good information on Cuba, Walter.

  • dawn gable

    Hi Walter,,, here is her blog. Our newblast this week (which will go out by COB today) includes an interview with her done by Global Voices before this news came out.

  • dawn gable

    Oh, and her blog IS active, not shut down like the dude below said.

  • Michael Holding

    Really the US Senator always do types of things if they like they will approve your visa if they not they will never do.Thanks for the post.
    Genetic ID

  • Bdogg

    Is this really the kind of country we are? I could understand if there was a legitimate reason for it. I wish she went into more depth in this post about why she was denied a US Visa. If she did then we would know more of why and how this all happened.At my blog we go in depth to make connection about the motorcycle diaries and Latin America.

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