Monday, April 20, 2009

Odds and ends

  • A Wall Street Journal editorial chides President Bush for tightening visit and remittances rules, applauds President Obama for repealing them, says Obama should drop the embargo and call on other countries to speak out for freedom in Cuba.

  • A new blog, Capitol Hill Cubans, by Mauricio Claver-Carone, director of the organization Cuba Democracy Public Advocacy.

  • A New Jersey state senator calls on President Obama to condition normalization of relations on the extradition of JoAnne Chesimard, a convicted murderer who escaped prison in New Jersey and lives in Cuba. His letter is here (pdf).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 50 reasons not to lift "sanctions" against Cuba I presume he meant to say the embargo.
They may be 50 reasons to leave your lover but none of them have anything to do with the reason we embargoed Cuba in the first place. It's always something. Next it will be because the quality of ice cream served at Coppelia is not as creamy as it used to be.