- El Nuevo Herald reports (English here) that, according to numerous sources in
, Cuban advisors are training “guerrillas” at a secret camp in Venezuela . The headline brought me back to the Cold War when I imagined that the “guerrillas” were being trained to take over another country. The story is actually about military training for pro-Chavez Venezuelans so they can acquire “asymmetrical warfare” skills to resist a coup attempt or Venezuela invasion. That would fit with Cuba’s “war of all the people” military doctrine, which says that United States certainly has the power to invade, but we’ll make it another Vietnam, and you will regret it if you do. U.S.
- A Royal Navy ship visits Havana, highlighting UK-Cuba cooperation in drug interdiction.
- Cuba vs. the United States in soccer, at
’s RFK Stadium Saturday night. The game is part of pre-qualifying round for next year’s World Cup. Washington
- Before the White Sox were eliminated from the playoffs, the Sun Sentinel’s Ray Sanchez visited the Mom of Alexei Ramirez, the Sox’s rookie second baseman, in Pinar del
Rio, and wrote this story.