Monday, May 12, 2008

Odds and ends

  • Mariela Castro, daughter of Raul Castro, in an interview in Spain’s La Vanguardia: “It is not necessary to deprive people of their right to leave. I think we should grant permission to all those who want to leave. People can leave, but with a great amount of difficulty.” Interesting that she calls it a “right” as opposed to a privilege. (As reported in the Sun Sentinel.)

  • From Mike Williams of Cox News Service, a report on Cuba’s Jewish community, based on a visit to the synagogue in Vedado. He mentioned the religious services and the synagogue’s library; there’s also a pharmacy upstairs, full of medicines donated by visitors from abroad, where doctors, nurses, and patients come twice weekly to get medicines they can’t otherwise find.

  • This guy thinks he found “a volcano in eruption somewhere in Cuba.” (On Google maps, on the coast south of Ciego de Avila.)

  • A photo essay on the Malecon from a student recently returned from study in Cuba.

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