Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Odds and ends

  • Cuba supports the Russian position in the Ossetia/Georgia crisis, citing the “false claim that Georgia is defending its national sovereignty,” and saying that Georgia’s move in Ossetia was made “in complicity with the U.S. government.”

  • Cuban human rights monitor Elizardo Sanchez issued his semiannual report on human rights practices. There’s a small drop in the political prisoner population, and the trend toward fewer long-term imprisonments and more short-term detentions (640 in the first half of 2008, 325 in 2007) continues. Reuters covers it here. Cuban Colada links to it here.

  • If you’re interested in following Cuba’s teams in the Olympics, Granma has a day-by-day roundup of its stories. Here’s one on Cuba’s women’s volleyball team, which beat the United States yesterday and is looking ahead to taking on China. The links to the daily roundup are in the sidebar.


Anonymous said...

I'm interested in a chart of how many Cuban athletes defect. Do you know where I can find that out Peters?

leftside said...

No one has defected. If someone does, the world will hear about it, rest assured.

theCardinal said...

defect in China? why, so they can be sent home even faster. trust me - life in the Olympic Village is better than home. They're going to want to stay there as long as possible.

Anonymous said...

I want to know how many neo-cons you admire anyon1.