- Generacion Y, Yoani Sanchez’ blog written from
, was reported yesterday by Yoani to have been blocked to readers trying to gain access from inside Havana . This morning, the Spanish newspaper ABC reported that the site was blocked, then “a slow access” was permitted. A friend in Cuba said the same to me late yesterday. Havana
- There were rumors that changes in Cuban migration regulations – such as the end of a requirement for the tarjeta blanca exit permit for Cubans wishing to travel abroad – would be announced at a meeting last week in
between Cuban government officials and a group of Cubans living abroad. Didn’t happen. The meeting turned out to be a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Antonio Maceo brigades and a discussion of common strategies on political issues such as the Havana embargo and the cause of Los Cinco. Granma published a concluding statement from the group, expressing its “commitment” to the “work of the Revolution,” its support for the results of the recent “free and transparent elections” in U.S. , and its view that Cuba policy is the “greatest obstacle” to “the normalization of ties between the nation and its emigration.” As for Cuban restrictions on citizen travel, the group seemed to allude to this issue by expressing “our confidence that measures will continue to be applied as circumstances permit, without affecting the security of the country.” Freedom to travel, it would seem, is an unalienable right when it comes to U.S. law, and a privilege to be accorded as “circumstances permit” when it comes to Cuban law. “You will always be our Comandante,” they said in a separate message to Fidel, also published in Granma. U.S.
- Stop the presses: The Washington Times cites former
and Cuban intelligence officials saying that U.S. will continue to gather intelligence in the Cuba , probably has “at least one intelligence officer” under diplomatic cover at its UN and United States missions, and will continue to keep an eye on Washington . “They always wanted to know about those that dictated Miami policy on U.S. ,” the former Cuban official said. Cuba