- From Germany’s Der Spiegel (in English), an interesting account of a German delegation “exploring the dictatorship's willingness to make concessions to the EU.”
- A Cuban writer traveling in
, Leonardo Padura, says that April’s meeting of the artists’ and writers’ union (UNEAC) will be important because it will propose policy changes to the government. He referred to the 1.3 million citizen opinions reportedly collected in the debate promoted by Raul Castro last year. “It has to be seen to what point the State is interested in those structural changes being really deep and essential and not simply a bit of makeup.” More at Cuaderno de Cuba. Portugal
- Foreign Minister Perez Roque:
should close the U.S. prison and give the base back to Cuba. Guantanamo
- It’s unanimous: in a statement, the students, faculty, and workforce of the Universidad de Ciencias Informaticas express their “profound indignation” about the way their meeting with Alarcon has been portrayed as “a scene of public discontent of the Cuban people with the Revolution and its leaders.” H/T: Penultimos Dias.