BY JAIME SUCHLICKI
Last week, I hosted at the University of Miami a group of 15 students from Wabash College in Indiana as they returned from a three day visit to Cuba.
During their stay in Cuba, they were “escorted” by a lady working for ICAP, National Institute for Friendship with the People, an organization that belongs to the Ministry of the Interior, Cuba’s security and espionage organization. “Her presence,” complained one of the students, “was overwhelming.” The only time she was not with the students was during their visit to the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.
The visit was totally programmed and scrupulously organized to prevent any free time or contact with ordinary Cubans. The students were ushered to various government departments and institutes and received the usual tours to museums, libraries, etc.