- From a simpler time: A friend sent this article (pdf) from the New York Times, March 16, 1971, the day President Nixon unilaterally lifted restrictions on American travel to China. “It is the President’s policy to carefully examine further steps we may take for broader contact between Red Chinese and Americans,” said White House press secretary Ron Ziegler.
- Reuters: Rising import costs, including a $252 million increase in spending on food imports from the
alone, drives United States ’s trade deficit up 65 percent. Cuba
- In Harvard Magazine, Professor Jorge Dominguez looks at Raul Castro’s style and the pace of change in
- Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman of
, who reportedly has a 100-mph fastball, left the Cuban team in Holguin and wants to shoot for the major leagues. Rotterdam
- Reuters’ Esteban
on reggaeton in Cuba and official concern about its “excessive popularity.” Israel