Opposition Asks Gov. for Political Opening

HAVANA TIMES, Sept. 10 — A group of 647 Cuban dissidents asked the presidents of the United States and Spain, Cardinal Jaime Ortega and the presidency of the European Union to put pressure on the island’s government so that it carry out a political opening, which would include the recognition of opposition organizations and the ratification of the International Treaty on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Treaty on Civil and Political Rights, signed by the Caribbean island nation in 2008, reported IPS.