- Granma takes note of a
conference calling for an end to Washington restrictions on academic travel and exchange with U.S. . Cuba
- A resolution (pdf) under consideration in the European Parliament regarding the death of Orlando Zapata. (H/t Penultimos Dias.)
’s civil aviation chief, General Rogelio Acevedo, 69, was relieved of his job and “will be assigned other tasks” according to a note in Granma. Acevedo was a combatant in the revolution. Here’s coverage in La Jornada and The New York Times. Cuba
- Cuban Colada: President Reagan’s agriculture secretary, John Block, speaks out in favor of unrestricted travel to
as “an expression of the conservative values that brought me to Cuba .” Washington
- Politico reports on efforts to press for the release of USAID contractor Alan Gross.