- Cuba supports the Russian position in the Ossetia/Georgia crisis, citing the “false claim that
is defending its national sovereignty,” and saying that Georgia ’s move in Georgia Ossetiawas made “in complicity with the government.” U.S.
- Cuban human rights monitor Elizardo Sanchez issued his semiannual report on human rights practices. There’s a small drop in the political prisoner population, and the trend toward fewer long-term imprisonments and more short-term detentions (640 in the first half of 2008, 325 in 2007) continues. Reuters covers it here. Cuban Colada links to it here.
- If you’re interested in following
’s teams in the Olympics, Granma has a day-by-day roundup of its stories. Here’s one on Cuba ’s women’s volleyball team, which beat the Cuba yesterday and is looking ahead to taking on United States . The links to the daily roundup are in the sidebar. China