Thursday, July 12, 2012

Odds and ends

·         A Florida foreign policy update, a little late: The state law that bars companies that do business in Cuba from bidding on state and local government contracts was blocked by a federal court, and the state law that bars the use of state university funds for academic travel to Cuba was allowed to stand by the U.S. Supreme Court.

·         FT’s John Paul Rathbone on a 1959 Errol Flynn documentary, Cuban Story, recently rediscovered and released in Britain.

·         New York Times: A derrumbe in Brooklyn.

·         The New York Times on rock climbing in Vinales.

1 comment:

Antonio said...

Peter, John Paul Rathbone's book The Sugar King of Havana: The Rise and Fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba’s Last Tycoon about more than just Julio Lobo. It is the best chronicle of the sugar industry in the years 1920-59 I have read, with a few humorous tales that Cubans are not aware of but absolutely love.

Rathbone's mother is also Cuban.