- A Spanish priest, Mariano Arroyo Merino, was murdered in his church in Regla, where he had served since 2004, the Havana Archdiocese announced (see statement on this website). Reuters coverage here. This is the second killing of a Spanish priest in
in five months. The Spanish-language press has more details on the crime; see this article from ANSA. Cuba
- The New York Times speculated last week that pitcher Aroldis Chapman’s age may be 26, not 21. Baseball America says that speculation is without foundation. Meanwhile, Granma took note of the “deserter Aroldis Chapman” in an article slamming would-be agent Jaime Torres, but it now appears that he has signed with a different agent.
- A report on Cubanet says Carlos Lage has a new job, returning to the practice of medicine at a
health center. Havana and the Cuba , negotiating their maritime boundary. Bahamas
- The Treasury Department yesterday issued a new list (pdf) of the companies licensed to charter planes for
travel, sell tickets on those planes, and send remittances to people in Cuba . Cuba