From the US media
In a surprisingly strong (and clear headed) editorial, the paper points out that the changes unveiled by Castro II are minor and largely immaterial … and in no way a substitute for real political change.
“Yes, any Cuban who can spare a year's worth of the average salary may now buy and activate a cellphone,” says the paper. “But there's little indication that [Raul] Castro intends even the sort of change that has transformed formerly communist countries such as China and Vietnam into more prosperous dictatorships, much less a political opening.“
The paper also has a go at the thugs in Havana over the shameful episode last week involving a peaceful protest by the Damas de Blanco, who have since been targeted by the regime's official media as US "mercenaries".Read the editorial here.