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    Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro regime

    Analysts see award to Fariñas as fourth setback in a week to the Castro
    regime

    A prestigious prize awarded to Guillermo Fariñas
    on Thursday was the fourth admonition to the Cuban government this week
    that its reforms are not enough, Cuba watchers said Thursday.
    (fot5) Fariñas, 48, a psychologist and whose
    135-day hunger strike earlier this year put him near death, was awarded
    the Sakharov prize and more than $60,000 by the European Parliament.
    The Raúl Castro government had no immediate comment on Fariñas' prize,
    but Cuba watchers noted that it was the latest in a string of setbacks
    that Havana suffered just this week:
    • President Barack Obama declared that Cuba has not changed enough to
    merit U.S. gestures.
    • Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, often criticized as
    too friendly to Havana, was replaced.
    • The was reported unlikely to end a policy that ties
    assistance to Cuba's human rights record.
    "These are four messages to Cuba that it's not doing enough, that it
    needs a more defined policy of change," dissident Havana economist Oscar
    Espinosa Chepe told El Nuevo Herald.

    To read the entire analysis, click here:
    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/21/1885570/dissidents-prize-another-cuba.html

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/cuban_colada/2010/10/analysts-see-award-to-fari%C3%B1as-as-fourth-setback-in-a-week-to-the-castro-regime.html

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