Sunday, February 3, 2008

Odds and ends

  • Newsweek foreign affairs columnist Fareed Zakaria admires Senator Hillary Clinton, but sees her as “terrified to act on her beliefs.” Cuba policy is his case in point. She positions herself to the right of Obama, who wants to get rid of the Bush family sanctions that limit visits and remittances. Zakaria doesn’t believe that Clinton really believes in her own position. Not a flattering column.

  • Cuba’s Dialogo Nacional just sent out a newsletter that includes an article that Oswaldo Paya published in the Washington Post last year. It is titled “Four Years in the Other Guantanamo.” While Paya doesn’t equate conditions in Cuban prisons with those at the prisons on the U.S. base, he does criticize the “unjust” practice of holding detainees without trial. Ouch.

  • Colombia’s El Tiempo reports that Cuba and Brazil are going to work to reduce tensions between Colombia and Venezuela. Maybe they can enlist the help of the King of Spain, if they want to get to the root cause.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fareed Zakaria's article is insightful. I generally agree. Obama on tues>! Let me see my dying father!

tranquilo said...

Proponents of Cuba policy are "brain dead"? yes, very insightful...

Anonymous said...

Well that's what I said tranquilo. Insightful.