The scion of one of the most despised families who were the dregs of the Batista Dictatorship, Congressman Mario Diaz Balart is leading an effort in Congress to undermine efforts by President Obama’s to expand travel to Cuba. Like any devious character he operated at night sneaking language into a transportation funding bill prohibiting any funds from being used to support air or cruise ship travel to Cuba,
Diaz Balart’s father Rafael was Interior Minister under the Dictator Batista, one of the most brutal positions in the Regime. He is alleged to be responsible for ordering the murder of 10,000 Batista opponents.He also stands accused of having raped 74 school girls who his goons had scooped up off the streets of Havana to be put to work as prostitutes in American-owned brothels. The father is also suspected of flying to Paris when he fled Cuba with his family, and traveling by train to Switzerland where he emptied a secret Swiss bank account of Cuban funds.
His brother, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz Balart (referred to in the Miami media as the smarter of the two, though that’s not saying much) was ‘anointed’ by his father to be Cuba’s next president after the departure of the Castros. He maintains a website larosablanca.org which is his manifesto of what kind of ‘government’ he and his thugs would implement.
The Diaz Balarts along with their soul mate Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen have long fought to protect terrorists Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carilles, terrorists who have murdered scores of innocent Cubans. In 2003 President George W. Bush stated that ‘if you give aid and comfort to terrorists, you are a terrorist.’ Hence US Representative Ileana Ros Lehtinen, Mario Diaz Balart, and former Representative Lincoln Diaz Balart are all proxy terrorists.
That individuals with the blood of scores of murder victims on their hands can drive US’ Cuba Policy is an abomination.