Cuban American National Foundation is encouraging its directors and other exiles to travel to Cuba in May to show solidarity with dissidents. A U.S. government official supports the idea.
For the first time, the Cuban American National Foundation is encouraging its directors to travel to Cuba -- to participate in a meeting of dissidents, diplomats and journalists in Havana in May.
CANF is urging other Cuban exile organizations to do the same in a show of solidarity with Cuba's budding dissident movement. But its request was immediately rejected by CANF's archrival, the more conservative Cuban Liberty Council.= CANF's declaration came in response to an invitation from dissidents planning the Assembly to Promote Civil Society on May 20.
''There will be a presence of directors and members of the foundation there,'' CANF Chairman Jorge Mas Santos said Thursday. ``We think it's an opportune time.''....