Thursday, January 22, 2009

Odds and ends

  • Fidel Castro, messing up the conventional wisdom, holds a meeting with the President of Argentina; AP coverage here. His comment on the meeting here.

  • Juventud Rebelde’s on-line edition runs the text of the Obama inaugural address.

  • OAS Secretary General Insulza says Latin Americans want to discuss Cuba with the United States, and he believes that Cuba’s inclusion in the OAS could happen by June when the OAS General Assembly meets. ANSA report in Spanish here. Since the OAS operates by consensus, such a move would only come with the Obama Administration’s assent.

  • California’s state Medical Board has recognized Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine, which allows graduates of that institution to apply for California medical licenses. The announcement is in this newsletter (pdf) and the staff report is here (pdf).

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