BBC Homepage World Service Education
BBC Homepagelow graphics version | feedback | help
BBC News Online
 You are in: World: Americas
Front Page 
World 
Africa 
Americas 
Asia-Pacific 
Europe 
Middle East 
South Asia 
-------------
From Our Own Correspondent 
-------------
Letter From America 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 

Tuesday, 29 August, 2000, 18:38 GMT 19:38 UK
Cuban politician denied US visa

The United States has denied a visa to the president of the Cuban National Assembly, Ricardo Alarcon, preventing him from attending an international conference in New York.

Mr Alarcon, one of the highest ranking officials in the Cuban government, was planning to go to the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting that begins on Wednesday.

Although Cuba and the US have limited diplomatic contacts, Cuban officials are permitted to attend United Nations meetings in New York.

A State Department spokesman said the conference was not a UN event.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

Search BBC News Online

Advanced search options
Launch console
BBC RADIO NEWS
BBC ONE TV NEWS
WORLD NEWS SUMMARY
PROGRAMMES GUIDE
Links to more Americas stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Americas stories