I read with dismay the May 23 article Mariela Castro tops US visit with transgender talk, about Raul Castro’s daughter traveling to California to lead a panel at a conference organized by the Latin American Studies Association and meet with San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual community.
She even spoke at a hospital about Cuba’s policies toward transgender people.
The Cuban dictator has repeatedly refused to allow Yoani Sanchez, the dissident blogger, to travel internationally to accept several awards given to her. It appears that there was no problem with Castro’s daughter obtaining a U.S. visa to travel here. Why are we giving concessions to officials from a communist country, while they don’t give their citizens the same privileges?
Elena Dyer, Miami