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Here's Yoani's Commentary from her blog on this amazing Event:
Compiled by Simon Fraser University
Nathan Thornburgh, in an article in Time Magazine in December is completely on the mark. Here is my email to him:
Kate and I buzzed down to Habana for a week over New Years.
I had a great trip to Habana this January. Renewed acquaintances with some old friends, met some new ones. Hung out with a friend who lives on the dark side and met a few of his Amigos who he warmed me never to approach when he wasn't there. One hombre explained how he just got out of jail for murder.
This is startling news - Cuba had a glimmer of hope when Lage and Roque were in line for succession. Now it looks like they are preparing to burn the earth behind them.
Brian Lloyd French
I am a great admirer of the strength and talents of Cuban people and will share some of my experiences here.