- According to the CIA, Fidel Castro is the “undisputed ‘maximum leader’ of the Cuban revolution and the dominant figure in Cuban politics, despite rumors to the contrary.” That’s what the CIA wrote in 1966 in a now-declassified study (pdf, 19 pages) posted at Secrecy News, a Federation of American Scientists blog. Thanks to my friend in
for pointing this out. London
- Arriving in Spain, Secretary of State Rice is asked about
’s relationship with Spain and responds that “democratic states have an obligation to act democratically.” The prime minister’s office says her meeting will be a “courtesy call.” Cuba
- The human rights talks in Havana between
and Cuba ended after two days, will continue, included a visit to prisons. Coverage in El Pais, here. Spain
- Via EFE, President Bush wants to talk to the Pope about Cuba; his remarks refer to a June 9 meeting with the Pope and were made to La Stampa.