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Pro-Cuba travel TV ad airing in Miami

Alex Leary, Times Washington Bureau Chief

Monday, October 6, 2014 11:30am

The group Cuba Now says this ad will air on Spanish-language TV in Miami. It carries a pro-travel message and warns against politicians who want to reverse a more relaxed posture toward Cuba. "The Cuban-American community has changed significantly in recent years, and this ad makes it clear that we're looking forward, not backward, and expect our elected officials to do the same by protecting the right to travel," said Ric Herrero, director of Cuba Now.

The script: "Several years ago, the Castros separated my family. Getting here took great sacrifice. Thanks to changes made to U.S. law in 2009, I can now visit Cuba to support and reunite with my family and friends. Unfortunately, every election year, there are candidates who threaten to take that right away from me to try to win votes. That is why I vote. Because I refuse to allow another politician to come between me and my loved ones again. This November, vote."