- More on the arrests at the Santiago church: those arrested were all released, the government apologized to the local bishop, and human rights monitor Elizardo Sanchez sees the action as premeditated and designed to discourage participation in activities that will mark Human Rights Day next week. La Jornada’s coverage here, AP’s here. And Granma, in case anyone was wondering, makes clear that it doesn’t like the foreign media’s coverage of recent opposition activities; this essay is a good example of the way Cuban officials and media use
policy to attempt to discredit political opponents in the eyes of their domestic audience. U.S.
- An op-ed on U.S. policy co-authored by Bill Ratliff of the Independent Institute and dissident economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe.
- Yoani Sanchez’ blog, I just discovered, has a (partial) version in English, check it out here (click on "Version al ingles" beneath the first paragraph).