Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Odds and ends

  • From the LA Times, more on Governor Huckabee’s new position on Cuba: he apparently committed to allow Title III of the Helms-Burton law to go into effect. That would allow Cuban Americans to file lawsuits in U.S. courts against foreign investors in Cuba if their investments touch their expropriated properties in Cuba. It has been waived by Presidents Clinton and Bush every six months since the law was passed, so it has never gone into effect.

  • New oil fields have been discovered in Cuba, Prensa Latina reports (English) – but doesn’t say where. They are still to be evaluated to determine their impact on reserves.

1 comment:

leftside said...

The Business Chronicle internet "survey" is (unsuprisingly) not worth a thing. It is based on ITU data that has shown itelf to be waaaay unreliable, particularly in regards to Cuba (vs the IRI poll). Their own methodology admits as much. Nevermind the base reason Cuba must ration the internet... (el bloqueo).

Huckabee saw an opening to steal an important electoral state and went for it. The rest of the Republicans all have Miami/Cuba baggage...