Chilean Lawmakers Ask Cuba to Allow Dissident's Daughter to Travel
December 19, 2012
HAVANA TIMES —Chilean parliamentarians on Monday asked the Cuban
government to allow Rosa Maria Paya (daughter of the late opposition
leader Oswaldo Paya) to travel to their country, reports the La Tercera
Senator Ignacio Walker and Deputy Jorge Burgos — both members of the
center-right Renovacion Nacional party — deposited their letter of
request in the mailbox of the Cuban embassy in Chile because Cuban
officials refused to receive them, according to a local newspaper.
"We hope that the words expressed last year by Cuban President Raul
Castro — when he spoke of efforts being made to promote the departure
and entry of Cubans — weren't only rhetoric void of content, but a
reality," said Walker.
According to the Cubaencuentro website, last week the Cuban government
refused the dissident's daughter permission to leave the country to
attend "a course at a Chilean university" where she was invited from
January 8-15, 2013.