Fidel Castro’s Niece Blocked From Visiting Philly

Let the Jay-Z/Beyonce Cuba backlash begin. The State Department has blocked Mariela Castro–daughter to President Raul, niece to ex-dictator Fidel–from visiting Philly. Castro, the country’s leading gay rights activist, had accepted an invitation to Equality Forum’s May 4th conference in Philadelphia. She was granted visas to attend events in Philly and NYC last year, but apparently Philly’s just too free. If we’re intent on keeping own citizens away from those bad influencers in Cuba, shouldn’t we be open to showing them our sundry liberties, in all their Revolutionary War glory? [CBS 3]