- $1,087, $411.04, $400 – those are fines levied against Americans, according to a recent OFAC enforcement report (H/T Havana Journal) for “allegedly dealing in property in which
or a Cuban national had an interest.” In these three cases, that meant buying Cuban cigars on-line. Let’s hope the cigars weren’t fakes. Cuba
- Is there a potential for revolt among Cuban youths, as has been speculated? No, that’s “wishful thinking” according to Cubanet writer Luis Cino, writing from
- “The Castro Clan,” a fact sheet from the
’s Cuba Transition Project, lists Castro relatives in government and party positions in Universityof Miami . It includes Marcos Portal, “married to Raul Castro’s niece,” as being “in charge of nickel industry.” The fact sheet notes, “Two former officials of the Cuban government, Roberto Hernandez del Llano and Eugenio Yáñez, contributed to this report.” Did I miss something? Wasn’t Portal dumped from his position as minister of basic industries in 2004? Cuba
- The idea of replacing Little Havana’s Bay of Pigs Museum with a new one on bayfront land north of the American Airlines Arena was deferred for further study by Miami-Dade commissioners.