Friday, June 6, 2008

Odds and ends

Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che, says the commercialization of her father’s image is “embarrassing” and contributes to class tensions. Her comments came in an Internet forum to commemorate the 80th anniversary of her father’s birth. [Photo at right from Havana’s Plaza de Armas.]

A federal appeals court upheld the convictions of the “Cuban Five” but vacated the sentences of three, and ordered a Miami judge to re-sentence them. Herald’s coverage here.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, in Kiev, urges the EU not to be taken in by “so-called changes” and not to change its posture toward Cuba, Reuters reports. “It is surprising that the world would rather talk about the fact that Cubans can now visit their own hotels and not talk about the fact that there are political prisoners starving in jails,” he said.

Proof that you can find everything on the Internet: a forum on fishing in Cuba.

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