Thursday, July 29, 2010

Odds and ends (Corrected)

  • Canadian Press: The 19-year-old Canadian held in Cuba since an April traffic accident is now out on bail and free to return to Canada. He had been denied permission to leave Cuba while awaiting possible charges in connection with the accident. An earlier report on the foreign ministry’s efforts on his behalf is here. A Vancouver Sun editorial is here. (Correction: Earlier version said he was "jailed;" thanks to a reader for the correction.)

  • Reuters: Cuban imports of U.S. agricultural products fell 35 percent in January-May 2010 compared to the same period last year.

  • An inspirational quote from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), in 2006: “The freedom to travel is a part of our way of life and if we start denying legal travel abroad, then we give in to Osama Bin Laden, Hezbollah, and other terrorists who wish to change our way of life.”

  • NBC Miami: Ariel Sigler Amaya, released from prison in Cuba, arrived in Miami for medical treatment.

  • Voice of America: Fidel Castro plans to publish a new book, The Strategic Victory.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your usually accurate blog has one glaring error. The canadian youth you refer to had NOT "been jailed". He was instead staying at the same resort (the onewhere he was staying when he had come to Cuba originally) while his case was under investigation.