- A Cubanet report says Martha Beatriz Roque led a peaceful march of 70 dissidents in support of a wife’s effort to have her husband released from prison. The report was filed from
and says the march took place in Havana “this weekend.” It praises Roque’s prominence and says the march is “without precedents in Camaguey .” Actually, a march of that type takes place in Cuba every Sunday around in Havana on Miramar Fifth Avenuenear 26th led by the Damas de Blanco.
- An editorial in Spain’s El Pais (h/t
por Dentro) contains this passage: “ Cuba is a communist dictatorship, one of the last. But probably its evolution and eventual transition will not be the same as in Cuba , Czechoslovakia , or Poland , because much of the opposition has abandoned the island, and for the existence a few kilometers away of a power like the Romania .” Ouch. United States ’s President Calderon, who has already talked about his desire to improve relations with Mexico , sent a warm message of condolence to Raul Castro following the death of his wife Vilma Espin. He praised Espin’s place in Cuba ’s social history and expressed “the solidarity of the Mexican people with the Cuban people in the face of this irreparable loss.” Cuba