- Secretary Gutierrez, for no apparent reason, issues a statement about the “Cuban Regime’s Failure” to accept
aid offers. I think the Administration’s offers were made in good faith, and I think U.S. ’s rejection was wrong. But if there’s the slightest chance that the aid could flow, how does a statement like this help? Cuba
- The Center for Democracy in the
has a 6-minute video of an interview its staff conducted with a resident of Vinales, Pinar del Americas Rio, which was hit by both Ike and Gustav. He describes the damage to farms and crops, his attitude about getting back to work to pick up the pieces, and the recollection of his 96-year-old father-in-law about the hurricane of ’44. With English subtitles.
- Western Union cut its fee for wiring remittances to
to $14.99, through November 14. The company’s release doesn’t say what the price was before this temporary discount, but when the service started it cost $29. Cuba