Cuban Activists Released; US-Cuban Talks Set
Via the BBC: Cuba releases dozens of opposition activists
The Cuban authorities have released at least 36 opposition activists since Wednesday, according to dissident organisations.
They are believed to be from a list of 53 activists the United States requested to be freed as part of efforts to mend links.
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Of course, all is not liberation and rose down south:
Last week, the Cuban authorities detained several high-profile dissidents who were planning to stage an open microphone protest in Havana’s Revolution Square.
Also of interest:
On Thursday, the US announced that Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson would lead a delegation travelling to the capital, Havana, later this month.
These will be the first high level talks since Cuba and the US announced that they were restoring relations.
The US Department of State said the talks – to take place on 21 and 22 January – will focus on migration.
But they will also discuss the practicalities of reopening embassies in Washington DC and Havana, said the Department of State.