El Nuevo Herald’s Wilfredo Cancio did some digging into the story I noted yesterday about two Baptists detained October 3 in eastern
His story in today’s paper reports that they were carrying about $4,000 in loal currency and remain in custody pending investigation. It cites documents from the Santiago provincial prosecutor: “Without authorization of the competent authority in the country, [they] set off to bring about the financing and formation of various farms for food and animal production in approximately 21 small producers through the Baptist Church, calling this Fishermen’s Project.”
Ok, so maybe they didn’t follow procedures with regard to foreign donations, foreign investment, agricultural regulations, and who knows what else. But can someone consult the editor of Granma and see if these farmers and their church get points for not sitting around waiting for the state to solve their problems?
[Update: El Nuevo Herald reports 10/20 that the men were released without charges.]