Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Here are statements from the United States and Cuba on the migration talks held in Washington last week. Portia Siegelbaum of CBS adds background, including that the number of non-immigrant visas granted by the U.S. consulate in Havana more than doubled in 2009 to 20,000.

  • Granma: Cuba has been elected vice president of the UN Human Rights Council.

  • Oswaldo Paya writes that Cubans should unite in demanding an end to the travel restrictions the Cuban government imposes on them.

  • CBS on the economic policy discussion at last week’s Catholic Church conference.

  • Reuters: Waiting for golf – or more precisely, waiting for decisions – in Cuba. Also from Reuters: tobacco production and exports are down, as is land devoted to tobacco cultivation.

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