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Mariela Castro breaks tradition in fight for greater LGBT, HIV protections

| Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In this May 10, 2014, file photo, Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, marches in a parade marking the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, in Havana, Cuba. policy in parliament.
HAVANA -- Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament. And it wasn't just any lawmaker. Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers' rights bill that she felt didn't go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities.

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Mariela Castro cleared to attend Philadelphia to receive gay rights award

| Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Mariela CastroEric Risberg, AP (File)
PHILADELPHIA -- The daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro will be allowed to travel to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy, officials said Tuesday, reversing a previous decision to reject her visa request.

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Organizer: Castro’s daughter denied visa to attend gay rights conference

| Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mariela Castro
PHILADELPHIA — The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro cannot visit Philadelphia to receive an award for her gay rights activism because the State Department has denied her permission to travel there, officials said Thursday.

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