- Mary McCarthy, a Canadian citizen who lived in
since 1924, has died in Cuba at age 108. She had a fortune in a Boston bank, and only got access to it in 2007 when the U.S. government allowed her to withdraw $96 per month, after suggesting that she move back to Canada – yes, at age 107. Another great moment in Havana foreign policy. Reuters coverage of her passing here, and of her remarkable life and tribulations in 2007 here. R.I.P. U.S.
- The New York Times reports on the fall of Carlos Lage and Felipe Perez Roque, liking it to the case of Conrado Hernandez, the representative of
’s Basque regional government, who was detained in Spain about a month ago. The article is sourced to “Cuban officials.” Cuba