Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Odds and ends

  • In a crisp 709 words, Fidel Castro’s latest column takes a swipe at the Royal Navy, comparing the cost of its three new attack submarines with the medical education, care, and facilities that the same money would buy. On the Granma webpage, the “Reflections of the Commander in Chief” are featured in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Arabic, and Russian.

  • “Our positions are much closer than they might appear at first glance,” said the Czech foreign minister in Prague as he stood next to his Spanish counterpart. “We share the same objectives,” said the Spaniard. Oops.

1 comment:

leftside said...

A nugget from Fidel's piece, that I had never heard before:

Cuba has more general medical specialists (doctors) than the entire 700 million person region of Sub-Saharan Africa. Meanwhile Cuba has a plan in place to quadruple the region's doctors in 10 years.