Monday, September 14, 2009

Odds and ends

  • New York Times: Armando Ruiz of Miami has applied for a license to operate Miami-Havana ferry service.

  • The recently passed revolutionary leader Juan Almeida has been in the news recently because of a memoir published in Spain by his son, who remains in Cuba and is seeking to leave for medical treatment. Penultimos Dias has published excerpts of the book; here’s one with a link to a second at the bottom. In English at Huffington Post, Yoani Sanchez comments on the book.

  • Two Sorolla paintings that the Fanjul family claims to be from their family collection in Cuba show up at the Prado in Madrid, and the family reacts with this statement.

  • Senator Mel Martinez left the Senate last week, and the Herald’s Lesley Clark looked at his last day, and his Senate career.


Anonymous said...

How long is the ferry ride from Miami to Havana? ~14 hours @ 20 knots? Wasn't the ferry ride prior to 1962 from Key West rather than Miami?

Vecino de NF

Anonymous said... has some information about the ferry service between Key West and Havana. The trip took 7 hours and the best part if that you could load up your car and drive off once you got to Cuba. There were three trips each way every day.

Vecino de NF