Monday, February 1, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Los Van Van’s concert went off without a hitch last night. The Herald’s Jordan Levin reviews it here. EFE reports on the scene where 200 protestors were outside including “a group of Hondurans.” The Herald says 350-400 were protesting. In El Nuevo Herald, clarinet and saxophone virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera explains why he stayed away from a concert by a band that “has had nothing bad to say about a government that since 1959 has crushed all types of liberties.”

  • Along the Malecon: The prosecution adds detail to its perjury case against Luis Posada Carriles.

  • Canada’s Globe and Mail on American, Cuban, and Venezuelan aid efforts in Haiti: “All wave the flag while delivering assistance.”

  • Diario de Cuba reports that a University of Havana student was expelled because of a Fecebook group he created, either because the group generated debate that went out of bounds, or because it reported on discussions in a Communist Party youth meeting.

  • Granma: National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon closed the “Meeting of Cubans Residing Abroad Against the Blockade, in Defense of National Sovereignty.” In other words, the anti-exilio.

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