More photos of signs at the Interests Section are here
James Cason, the former chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, has supporters in Texas, where a fundraiser for his Florida mayoral race is scheduled for Sunday.
Emilio Martínez-Paula and Celso Alonso organized the fundraiser with support from Casa Cuba, a Cuban-American group in Houston.
A Casa Cuba announcement recalls that Cason posted a sign at the Interests Section in support of the 75 dissidents, pro-democracy activists and others arrested in the March 2003 crackdown. The announcement says Cason:
Maintained solidarity with men and women who carry the dignity and decorum of an entire people.The fundraiser will be held at 3 p.m. at a Houston bookstore - the Libreria Amigos, 5401 Bissonnet St., Houston. For information, call 713-667-7772. A James Cason for mayor website is here.
The Coral Gables mayor's race looks competitive. Don Slesnick announced on Oct. 18 that he was running for a fifth term, the Miami Herald said.