Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Odds and ends

  • Russia is giving $37 million in food aid to Cuba, plus $317 million in credits for purchases of Russian goods, Reuters reports. Granma says the two countries are moving toward “strategic alliance,” but doesn’t provide much detail.

  • The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation reports fewer political prisoners and more detentions, AP reports.

  • In the February 5 session of the UN Human Rights Council, questions will be posed to Cuba by the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, CubaEncuentro reports.

  • The University of Miami’s Cuba Transition Project has video of a recent panel discussion among three recent chiefs of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the end, Russia, in my opinion, we be considered true friend of the cubans, even when it is free and democratic some day...