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Castro Will Get U.S. Visa

The Clinton administration plans to grant a visa to Fidel Castro which will enable the Cuban president to join world leaders commemorating the United Nations’ 50th anniversary later this month, administration officials said Tuesday.

The administration is expected to formally approve the Cuban dictator’s visa request this week despite strong objections from anti-Castro members of Congress.

As a result, Castro will be able take his place alongside 150 other leaders, including kings, presidents and prime ministers representing countries from Albania to Zimbabwe who will gather in New York City to mark the United Nations’ first half century.