Florida congressman criticizes baseball team's trip to Cuba
A Florida congressman is criticizing a Vermont-New Hampshire youth baseball team's trip to Cuba next week.
According to a column in the Washington Post, Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., an anti-Castro Cuban-American, held a meeting of the Cuba Democracy Caucus on July 10 to discuss "the very troubling granting of a Treasury/OFAC license to a Little League team to travel to Cuba."
The 14 11- and 12-year-olds plans to be in Cuba for 10 days starting Aug. 8 for a series of games.
Americans are prohibited from traveling to Cuba unless they get permission from the U.S. government.
The team was granted a travel license from the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and is permitted to spend U.S. money in Cuba.