- Twenty-four dissidents signed a statement supporting the Juanes concert, calling it “a great opportunity to advance reconciliation among all Cubans, and to leave behind the hatreds that for so many years have poisoned our patria.” What a bunch of commies! (Reuters coverage here, excerpts and signatures here).
- Speaking of commies, the communist Chinese are giving
a new $600 million line of credit, including $260 million for grain purchases. Cuba
- Two good reads at The Havana Note on the Amnesty International report: on the new ground it breaks in the human rights community’s discussion of the embargo, and on a decision President Obama has to make in the coming days on the embargo itself.
- AP: A
federal judge awarded a $27.5 judgment to the family of a Cuban political prisoner, to be paid by the Cuban government and Communist party, to compensate for the distress that the incarceration of Omar Rodriguez Saludes has caused. Miami