Scholars ask US to lift visa restrictions on Cuban visitors
The visa denials cover 55 participants from that country who were to attend the Latin American Studies Association's International Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 15-18.
They are the latest in a long line of athletes, academics and others from Cuba and the United States who have seen their travel plans between the two countries blocked by Washington amid ongoing tension with Fidel Castro's Communist government.
In 2004, another Pitt-based program, Semester at Sea, scrapped regular Cuba visits by its floating campus, citing tightened restrictions under the Bush administration.
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