· From Nick Miroff in Global Post: “Paya’s widow, Ofelia Acevedo, says Modig has not called the family to tell them his version of the accident, or to address their suspicions that the Castro government was involved.”
· This video has the August 1 statements of Acevedo and Paya’s daughter on the accident that claimed the lives of Paya and Harold Cepero. An August 11 op-ed by Acevedo in El Mundo is here.
· Amnesty International calls on Cuba to stop its “cat-and-mouse” harassment of political opponents. Amnesty’s latest report on Cuba here.
· Juventud Rebelde: More than 2,000 fines have been issued and more tan 40 licenses revoked from Cuban entrepreneurs for health code violations in food establishments.
· The Herald reports on the Miami-Havana shipping business for humanitarian deliveries.
· Macleans on the anti-corruption campaign and foreign investment in Cuba.
· El Universal: Venezuela’s opposition candidate, pushing back at Chavez, says he will not end the presence of Cuban doctors in Venezuela, and “if we need them we will continue paying Cuba.”
· As Cuba works on its own economic model, its state media continue to highlight progress in Vietnam: increased foreign investment and 734,000 jobs created this year.
· BBC: Playlists haven’t changed yet, but Havana radio stations have been told they can ditch a blacklist of musicians.