Havana, Wednesday 27 de August de 2014 08:56 am

U.S. Interests Section Denies Visas to Cubans for World Youth Athletics Championship

Tamaño letra:

U.S. Interests Section Denies Visas to Cubans for World Youth Athletics ChampionshipHAVANA, Cuba, Jun 20 (acn) The Cuban Athletics Federation denounced the refusal of visas for four members of the Caribbean delegation that will attend the World Youth Athletics Championship to be held in Eugene, the United States.

According to a note released on Wednesday, the U.S. Interests Section denied visas to Liagmanis Povea and Andy Diaz (triple jump), Roger Valentin Iribarne (110m hurdles) and Zurian Hechevarría (400m hurdles), the Cubadebate Web site reported on Thursday.

The text adds that although all requests were presented in accordance with established norms, "the cases of Jose Bordon (Head Coach) and Alberto Juantorena (President of the Cuban Athletics Federation and member of the IAAF Council)" are in a process of consultation, without certainty of positive response.

The Cuban Athletics Federation pointed out that it has informed the International Federation about the situation, its U.S. counterpart, and the local organizing committee, insisting in the fact that it will be represented at the competition only if visas are given to all the members of its delegation.

Add comment

Security code

Imágenes Destacadas

our agency

We have over 130 experenced news professionals in 17 offices that give coverage to the entire national territory. (See more) 

Home Video

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


¿Te gusta el nuevo diseño del sitio?

Mucho - 66.7%
Poco - 16.7%
Nada - 16.7%

Total votes: 6
The voting for this poll has ended on: 31 Aug 2012 - 00:00


Havana team will represent Cuba in the first North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (CONCACAF) Futsal Champions Clubs, which began yesterday in Guatemala.


Vietnam Interested in Cuban Vaccine against Meningitis
Distribution companies of medicines, experts and representatives of vaccination centers of Vietnam inquired on Friday about the qualities of the Cuban medicament Va-Mengoc, to fight meningitis of groups B and C.

Cuban 5

Starting from August 9 in the city of Miami, watercolors and poems by Antonio Guerrero, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters incarcerated in the United States, wi


Cuba Woman Joined the American Civil War
Few Americans know that some 150 years ago a Cuban woman named Loreta Janeta Velazquez, wore men clothes to be able to fight in the US 1861-1865 American Civil War for the Confederate States.


New Cuban Labor Code also Favors Private Sector
The new Cuban labor code, recently adopted by the National Assembly (Parliament), is in tune with the country's social reality as it recognizes both the state socialist companies as major economic structure and the non-state sector.

Find Us:


CUBA Links