- The Economist on President Obama’s recent actions and their reverberations among Cuban Americans.
- Ray Sanchez of the Sun-Sentinel reports that a new rule bars Cubans from using Internet services in hotels.
’s President Calderon was planning to travel to Mexico in the coming weeks but he is thinking twice, after Cuba suspended flights from Cuba in reaction to the flu outbreak. Mexico
- The European Parliament passed a human rights resolution that calls on
to allow Sakharov Prize winners to travel to Cuba Europeand “calls on the Cuban government to release immediately all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience and to recognize the right of all Cubans freely to enter and leave the country.” Press release here; follow the links to the text.
- El Nuevo Herald: The
government fined an American company $110,000 because a foreign subsidiary made an export to U.S. . The company, Varel Holdings of Dallas, makes drills for oil wells. Cuba
- Ramon Colas, a founder of
’s independent library movement who left Cuba in 2001, writes in the Nuevo Herald about the lessons Cuba relations with U.S. hold for the “windows of opportunity” that President Obama faces now. He likes the idea of opening travel to Cuba now as America did to China in the 1970’s, and he believes an American opening to Cuba would limit the influence of Hugo Chavez, just as Nixon’s opening to China was a setback for the Soviet Union. China