Some on this list who follow Cuba may have read about the expulsion of
Esteban Morales a year ago. Morales is a well-know Cuban intellectual and
Director of the Center for the Study of the United States. He writes
frequently on race relations in Cuba.  Morales had posted an article in
April 2010 on the website of the National Union of Writers and Artists that
was highly critical of corruption in high places.  He was expelled from the
Communist Party (PCC) by the regional leadership. This body claimed that
Morales needed to secure permission to publish such a critical article.  His
article was subsequently removed from the website.

Morales appealed his expulsion.  Meanwhile Morales continued his academic
and administrative work and even participated in a major meeting on race
relations in Cuba in Washington D.C. in June.

Here is today's story about his reinstatement in the PCC.

Cuba: Esteban Morales's Communist Party Membership Is Restored on