Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Odds and ends

  • The New York Times on the amazing variety of offerings left prayerfully by Cubans at the chapel at El Cobre, near Santiago. It’s the only place I have seen in Cuba with public displays calling for freedom for political prisoners.

  • Last week the Arco Progresista held a meeting with the purpose of uniting the center-left segment of Cuba’s opposition. Some long documents came out of the event; a speech by Manuel Cuesta Morua, and a political statement that outlines eight tasks, including creation of a “pressure group” in Washington, regardless of who wins the U.S. presidential election.

  • Russia’s deputy prime minister is headed to Cuba, reportedly to discuss energy projects including on-shore oil production, and refining.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The whole John McCain connection is stupid. If a guy that does business in Africa buys my house, does that mean I do business in Africa? Its not like he owns enough shares to have any influence if the transaction goes through or not.