- Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro, in an interview in
’s La Vanguardia: “It is not necessary to deprive people of their right to leave. I think we should grant permission to all those who want to leave. People can leave, but with a great amount of difficulty.” Interesting that she calls it a “right” as opposed to a privilege. (As reported in the Sun Sentinel.) Spain
- From Mike Williams of Cox News Service, a report on Cuba’s Jewish community, based on a visit to the synagogue in Vedado. He mentioned the religious services and the synagogue’s library; there’s also a pharmacy upstairs, full of medicines donated by visitors from abroad, where doctors, nurses, and patients come twice weekly to get medicines they can’t otherwise find.
- This guy thinks he found “a volcano in eruption somewhere in
.” (On Google maps, on the coast south of Ciego de Avila.) Cuba
- A photo essay on the Malecon from a student recently returned from study in