“According to the New York Times, ‘Cuban authorities said those [dissidents] arrested were traitors organized and paid by the United States, specifically by James Cason, the chief American diplomat in Havana. Mr. Cason has held numerous high-profile meetings with dissidents, and has made some strongly critical statements against the government,’-(March 22, 2003)”

“Embargo Update: Overview of Recent Developments,” Cuba Policy Foundation, March 28, 2003