by Guy Dinmore on FT 27 Febrary 2007
The Bush administration official whose job is to hasten the end of communism in Cuba on Tuesday claimed the Castro government was stepping up its internal repression in response to an increasingly active opposition movement.
Caleb McCarry, the US State Department’s Cuba transition co-ordinator, cited “independent Cuban journalists” as saying civil society had become more active, especially in the provinces, since Fidel Castro temporarily passed power to his brother Raúl last July. Read more…
By Guy Dinmore in Washington
June 19 2003
Iraq has been promoted out of the league, but six other countries are still listed. How the US deals with these “rogue” states has become a battlefield of its own within the Bush administration, although there are signs diplomacy may prevail over military might in one or two cases. Advertisement
Iran, Libya, North Korea, Cuba, Sudan and Syria are still officially designated as “state sponsors of terrorism”, and thus subject to varying degrees of US sanctions.