The fourth protest to end travel restrictions to
The last protest was in
Many of the Cuban Americans in attendance are affected by the travel ban.
María de la Torre, aged 73 and born in Cuba, has a large family on the island but has been unable to see them for many years due to the inhuman measure pushed for and supported by Congress members Lincoln and Marío Díaz-Balart, together with Ros-Lehtinen, who introduced the restrictions on travel and money remittances to Cuba, which came in 2004.
“They are like my children and grandchildren. I love them and miss them lots. But I can’t visit them,” said la Torre, who is a member of the Association of Christian Women in Defense of the Cuban Family.
Simon Rose, press secretary of Miami-Dade Democracy for
Under the present restrictions, those who have blood relatives can only visit them once every three years for a period of two weeks.
“They have reclassified the family; aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer family if they live in
The travel restrictions are part of the