Friday, October 31, 2008

Odds and ends

  • The Voice of America: “Democratic Support Growing Among Cuban-American Voters.” The Herald looks at high-dollar contributions to the Miami House races, and reports that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “has spent $1.1 million against the Diaz-Balarts.”

  • A new blog, “In the Americas,” from the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Admiral James Stavridis.

  • Comcast offers a 79-cent/minute rate for phone calls to Cuba, but apparently only for customers who sign up for a certain combination of services. That’s exorbitant compared to rates to other countries, but from what I know, it’s a bargain compared to other rates to Cuba. AT&T starts at 92 cents per minute, the Herald reports. A more skeptical view is found here.

  • The President of Brazil is in Cuba, reportedly to sign a deal to allow Petrobras to explore for oil in Cuban waters, and to advance cooperation in soy farming.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“Democratic Support Growing Among Cuban-American Voters.”

this is a theme (hope) recycled by the MSM every time a national election rolls around. Then, after it proves unfounded it goes away, only to rise again. But heck keep predicting and one day it could happen.