To our wide repertoire of popular jokes, a new one that continues to be topical was added a few weeks ago. A couple of friends meet in the street and one asks the other, "Hey, did you know that Cuba has the biggest and best oil field in the world?" At first the listener starts to wonder if his friend is losing his mind, or whether they've just discovered a great source of crude and he hasn't heard about it. For a moment he thinks maybe it was on the morning news, which he didn't watch.
L’économiste Oscar Espinosa Chepe, une des figures les plus respectées de la dissidence cubaine, est mort à Madrid, lundi 23 septembre, à 72 ans. Il avait été un des 75 opposants pacifiques condamnés en 2003 à de lourdes peines de prison – dans son cas vingt ans de détention pour avoir collaboré à des médias de l’étranger.