|Ofelia Acevedo Maura, and Rosa María Payá at the airport|
Ofelia returned to Havana for the first time after the attack that ended her husband's life in 2012. She was accompanied by her daughter Rosa María Payá, who resides on the island. "I return to visit the tomb of my husband murdered by the regime and to legally demand the report that the Cuban government has arbitrarily denied us for more than five years," said Ofelia Acevedo before leaving for Havana.
|Ana Margarita Perdigón Brito denied entry to her homeland to see ailing mother|
|Ana Margarita shows cuts from broken glass during scuffle at airport (CubaNet)|
|Blanca Reyes: Denied entry to Cuba to visit her ailing dad|
"My dad fractured his hip, they are going to operate, and Cuban government denies me entrance to see him. He is 93 years old."In a later tweet she raised an important question:
"Unable to enter your home, Cuba, can someone explain that? I address the people who still support the Cuban Government."Two days later on October 15, 2013 over twitter received the sad news that father and daughter were never again to be reunited:
"My father died today in Cuba did not see him for 9 years the Cuban government stopped me. UNTIL WHEN MY GOD?"
|Celia Cruz was not allowed to return to Cuba to say goodbye to her mom|
This practice still goes on today with Cubans and Cuban Americans barred arbitrarily from seeing their loved ones by the Castro regime. The denial of the freedom to travel in these four cases demonstrates that the Castro regime divides families, picking and choosing who can travel in and out of the country. Even cases of extreme hardship when a loved one is dying are not taken into consideration.