Monday, October 27, 2008

Odds and ends

  • Miami New Times reporter Francisco Alvarado predicts that both Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart will lose their seats – you can take the prediction or leave it, but the article is a good, detailed look at the campaign.

  • Cuban American National Foundation Chairman Jorge Mas Santos, writing in the Washington Post, on the keys to winning the Cuban American vote. One key: repealing President Bush’s 2004 regulations that added restrictions on Cuban Americans’ travel to Cuba.

  • A Russian military delegation is due in Havana this week, and Reuters reports from Moscow that assistance in air defense will be on the agenda.

  • Venezuela’s El Universal looks at the difference between Brazil’s economic reations with Cuba, and Venezuela’s. Brazil’s president plas a visit to Cuba in January.


Mambi_Watch said...

Telemundo51 is doing daily online polling on its website. They are asking visitors about the three congressional races in Miami.

So far, the majority of the results of the last two weeks has been repeatedly showing wins for Joe Garcia and Raul Martinez, by comfortable margins too. (I think I saw only ONE instance where Mario Diaz-Balart won.) The race between Ros-Lehtinen and Taddeo looks like a win for the incumbent.

This past Sunday, Annette Taddeo appeared on a local program with respected (WPLG) journalist Micheal Putney. She was alone. At the end of the program, Putney told his viewers that Raul Martinez has agreed to soon appear on the show, but Lincoln Diaz-Balart has not yet confirmed.

I think the Diaz-Balarts are showing worry over their chances, and are just gonna cross their fingers until November.

The suspense is exciting.

Mambi_Watch said...

Here are the Telemundo51 results:

Anonymous said...

"Fidel Castro on Economic Illiteracy"

That's absolutely priceless. Was there a mirror involved?

And as far as Mas Santos goes - agreed. Lift the family restrictions now.


Anonymous said...

the CANF as a political force ceases to exist. It exists today only in the minds of editorial boards who use it to undercut the majority beliefs of the exile community.