- Don’t know what to make of this one – possible intermediaries approach the
government, possibly on behalf of U.S. , Cuba says according to a Cuba official that they probably were not speaking on U.S. ’s behalf. There has never been a shortage of parties interested in mediating between Washington and Havana, and to my knowledge there has never been an interest on either side in using them, considering that the two governments have perfectly good channels of direct communication. Of course, there has been a shortage of issues that the two sides are interested in negotiating. Cuba
- Sherritt, buoyed by soaring nickel prices, announces new investment in Cuba to the tune of $1.25 billion in the next two years.
- Fidel’s sister retires, cashes in for $2.2 million.
- More dumping on Spain: In El Nuevo Herald, Soren Triff argues that Cuba’s dissidents put Spain in its place and strengthened themselves – converted themselves into “real agents of change” – by refusing to meet with the Spanish foreign minister’s aide. But the argument is a little tortured, hanging its hat in the end on People’s Weekly World. And the dissidents were pushing hard for a meeting with the foreign minister himself.