- A week after announcing a trip to
where he sought a meeting with Raul Castro, Senator Specter announces that it won’t happen; he’s told that there was not sufficient time to arrange his visit. Cuba
- The Herald reports today on Lt. Col. Simmons’ allegations, with a sidebar on Simmons and the other players in the story.
- Dayron Robles, a 110-meter hurdler on the Cuban Olympic team, joins other athletes signing a letter to Chinese President Hu calling on
to respect human rights and “to ensure that human rights defenders are no longer intimidated or imprisoned.” (H/t Penultimos Dias) China kids head to Cuba tomorrow to play baseball. Vermont