The indefatigable Jay Nordlinger of National Review has a superb piece in his Impromptus column today about the Cubans imprisoned in the Bahamas. Here is a highlight:
Seven members of a Cuban opposition party ? the November 30th party ? have been detained in the Bahamas since last September. You can read their biographies here, at the Information Bridge ? an excellent source of information about dissidence and other matters in Cuba.
The detainees have undergone a terrible ordeal in the Bahamas, which you can read some about here: in a letter called “Our Truth,” smuggled out of prison last January.
The role of the Bahamas in the Cuban drama is very little known. These islands are located in a tricky position, just northeast of Cuba, just southeast of Florida. Often, Cubans, when they flee, drift into Bahamian waters, and they’re picked up by that nation’s coast guard. From there, life gets rough ? or rather continues to be rough, because life on Cuba is no picnic, and neither is a desperate flight in the sea. The Carmichael Road Detention Centre, in the Bahamas, is notorious. At least it is notorious among Cubans, Haitians, Jamaicans, and others who might land on those islands. To the rest of the world, it is unknown.
Read the entire article here.