- The Bush Administration went to court on Monday in the case of Luis Posada Carriles, seeking to reverse the dismissal of immigration fraud charges against him last May (described here). Courtesy of the Herald, the 64-page appeal filed by the government is here (pdf).
- You learn something new every day: the UN has a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He just spent ten days in Cuba, studied the food situation, and saw an “immediate, dramatic, total” need to increase farm productivity. According to Reuters’ paraphrase of his comments, he says changes may be coming within months to “increase the scope of private cooperatives at the expense of state farms.” He also visited two prisons, but to look into the food situation, not human rights.
- A Miami Herald editorial calls for changes in
policy to allow greater contact with U.S. in the interest of promoting change in Cuba . The editorial cites Eastern Europeans such as Havel and Walesa, whom President Bush praises for their assessment of the human rights situation in Cuba , but who favor different policies. Cuba