Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Odds and ends

  • The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg discusses U.S. policy toward Cuba and argues that “China’s human rights record, in particular, makes Cuba’s look like Norway’s.”

  • The new edition of Vitral, the magazine published by the Pinar del Rio diocese, has contributions from Cuban-Americans Uva de Aragon, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, and Jorge Dominguez.

  • NPR looks at Cuba’s new farmers.

  • AP: Workers’ assemblies are meeting across Cuba and discussing the layoffs and shift to the private sector.

  • The Economist on Max Marambio, the Chilean businessman who did very well in Cuba, until about two years ago.


Anonymous said...

jeffrey goldberg comments that he'd rather have political freedom than universal health care. from an american, it's easy to give something you've never had
was not impressed with his article

Anonymous said...

Old Benjamin Franklin said it much better than Mr. Goldberg:

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety (free health care), deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin