Monday, February 15, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Reuters: The Bolshoi performs in Havana for the first time in 30 years.

  • Things look very different from a distance: As the Russian foreign minister visits Havana, here are Russian views of Cuba’s place in the world, and Moscow’s and Washington’s relations with Cuba.

  • Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez says that an open and secure Internet can “help lead the world from these troubled times into a new age of peace and prosperity.” He also says that detained USAID contractor Alan Gross was assisting “Jewish nonprofits in setting up Internet access for [Cuba’s] Jewish community.”

  • Cuban Colada takes us through an article in Granma that explains how recent bread shortages coincided with a period of increased bread production. With a link to the original.

  • Granma: U.S. sanctions thwart a French windsurfer’s plan for a Key West-Havana trip. English version here.

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