- As the UN General Assembly debate on the U.S. embargo nears, Cuban media are getting to work, writing that American sanctions cause losses to agriculture, public health, and the phone system.
- Go figure: In a few days’ time, Cuban health officials confronting the H1N1 flu went from emphasizing quarantine and shunning vaccines, even implying that vaccines might be unsafe, to appealing to international health agencies to secure supplies of the vaccine. Thanks to the reader who pointed this out.
- The National Security Archive publishes documents on Luis Posada Carriles’ activities in 1965 and 1966, when he was a CIA informant and the agency saw him as a good candidate for a job in the Cuban government “should the present government fall.”
- From Penultimos Dias, a story in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Spanish shipwrecks in Cuban waters, and studies of them carried out by
’s Office of the Historian. Havana
- Actor Alec Baldwin says the Obama Administration made a mistake in denying permission to the New York Philharmonic to travel to
with donors. Cuba