- Elizardo Sanchez, head of the independent Cuban Commission on Human Rights and National Reconciliation, released this report (pdf, in English and Spanish) last week including 208 persons on its “partial list of persons sentenced or tried for political reasons.” Of these, 65 are prisoners of conscience recognized by Amnesty International. The report (see paragraphs 11 and 12) chides the government for surveillance of citizens and notes that if high officials such as Carlos Lage are surreptitiously filmed, no citizen can feel immune from surveillance.
- More on the Juanes concert: The singer went to police about a threatening message on his Twitter account, the concert picked up the support of some Cuban American groups yesterday, and Mambi Watch reports that Vigilia Mambisa is taking some heat from fellow opponents of the concert for its demonstration last week.
- The New York Times on the ongoing contact and exchange of information between meteorologists in the
and United States regarding hurricanes. Cuba ’s Policia Nacional Revolucionaria has issued a call for recruits to its undercover service; Cuban Colada translates here. Cuba