Dora Maria Tellez, who fought against a dictator, yes, AGAINST A F***ING DICTATOR, has been refused a visa into the USA because she is deemed a terrorist. What will the ghost of George Washington, who fought against another dictator to gain US its independence, say?
Tellez has been appointed Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor in Latin American studies at Harvard. The ideologically vindictive rather than security driven refusal of her visa has effectively denied her the prestigious appointment.
Unfortunately, the USA, so-called bastion of democracy and freedom has always carry a policy of “He may be a bastard, but he's our bastard” for very nasty dictators and shady characters like the Somoza dynasty, Shah of Iran, the Mujaheeddin then and the Northern Alliance now of Afghanistan, the rulers of various Arab countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Ferdinand Marcos, Augusto Pinochet, Perez Musharraf, Iyad Allawi, Ahmad Chalabi, and some real bastards in the former central Asian soviet republics, and that mother of them all, Saddam Hussein.