Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Odds and ends

  • Yoani Sanchez and her husband bought tickets, boarded a boat in Cienfuegos for a coastal tour, and were removed because the ride is for tourists only. As if they would swim south to Jamaica.

  • Guido Sigler Amaya, 58, is one of the twelve Cuban dissidents who opted to remain in Cuba after his release, rather than join the majority of those recently released who departed for Spain with their relatives. He changed his mind and arrived yesterday in Miami where he says “we are going to continue fighting.”

  • The New York Times on the admirable work of Cuba’s longstanding medical mission in Haiti, now in a battle against cholera. “Half of the NGOs are already gone, and the Cubans are still there,” a UN official said.

  • At Babalu, “Sociological Classifications of Cubans and Cuban Americans,” a succinct exposition of the moral virtue of Cubans who arrived in the United States before 1980 and those who support the U.S. embargo – and of the depravity of nearly all others, in Cuba and here.

  • Jerusalem Post: The wife of jailed USAID contractor Alan Gross asks attendees at a Jewish charities conference to “contact your members of Congress and tell them to take action on Alan’s behalf. Tell everyone you know about Alan. Write letters to your newspapers. Let the Cuban government know that the Jewish community wants Alan home.”

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