Today in Cuba news: the Carromero family hires a lawyer, a cubiche wins bronze, and opinions on Oswaldo Payá
News & Reporting
(Note: Another story on the same cabaret was posted yesterday. This Reuters piece, however, offers a bit more detail — however accurate it might be — on the ludicrous legal issues that the club's owner faces in Cuba.)
The family of the visiting Spaniard who was behind the wheel for the car crash that killed prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has hired a Havana-based attorney to represent him, Spanish diplomats told EFE here Wednesday.
The first flight is scheduled for Wednesday August 1st
The resolution also "condemns the government of Cuba for the detention of nearly 50 pro-democracy activists" following a memorial service for Paya.
Opinions & Editorials
Opinion: What Really Happened to Cuban Dissident Oswaldo Payá? (by Roger Noriega)
So what does Raul Castro have to say in the wake of the untimely death of Oswaldo Payá? This weekend he offered a dialogue with the United States – “a conversation between equals.” Setting aside the staggering delusion that Castro considers his regime equal to any decent democracy, such a dialogue must be among the Cuban people about the future they deserve.
Cuban-Americans’ Political Success (a collection of five opinion pieces)
While Cuban-Americans represent only a tiny fraction of the Hispanic population of the United States, three of them have been elected to the United States Senate and another may soon join them, with Ted Cruz’s victory in the Republican Senate primary in Texas on Tuesday.
Payá’s dream of a free Cuba will come true (by Czech journalist Eduard Freisler)
Oswaldo never yelled back; he never even used curse words while describing his enemies to me. Maybe Oswaldo Payá was a little too naive and sometimes too meticulous, but above all he was a brave, noble man who cared about Cuban democracy and freedom. It’s more than unfortunate that both he and Havel died before they could toast to freedom in Havana together.