Monday, July 20, 2009

Odds and ends

  • EFE: An EU official is on her way to Cuba with an offer of 37 million Euros in aid. Projects are likely to focus on post-hurricane reconstruction, agriculture, and the environment.

  • In a long interview with the newspaper El Nuevo Diario, former Sandinista comandante (and now Nicaraguan ambassador to Peru) Tomas Borge looks back, 30 years after the Sandinistas took over, and thinks about advice that Fidel Castro gave and that the Sandinistas didn’t take.

  • Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez, trying to make a comeback, is released by the Texas Rangers organization after a month in Triple A.


leftside said...

I appreciated finding the Nicaraguan piece. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

did it get you all teary-eyed leftside? what was Castro's advice? that the Sandinistas weren't brutal enough in exterminating all their enemies?