Monday, July 6, 2009

Odds and ends

  • In the post below on the visit of American Archbishop Timothy Broglio to Guantanamo and Santiago, I implied that he had made a pastoral visit to Guantanamo then departed directly from the base to visit those places. The Herald reports that he went to the base, flew to “another Caribbean country,” then flew to Havana.

  • The Herald covers an organization that delivers humanitarian aid to Cuba and refuses to seek U.S. government licenses for it – and helpfully gives the address where donations are being accepted: 530 Northeast 167th Street in North Miami Beach.

  • The Yankees may try to sign Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman, age 21 or maybe 26 according to the New York Times. A would-be agent says of Chapman: “If he polishes up his changeup and tightens up his slider, he can be a young Randy Johnson.”


leftside said...

Just a clarification. The address for donations was for a Monday drop off point, not a permanent address.

The Pastors for Peace caravans are an annual thing that often had gotten stopped at the border, where computers and other items were confiscated. It will be interesting to see what happens this year.

The caravans picking up donated goods is starting in several locations tomorrow and wind their way south through the country until August, when they make the voyage to Mexico and Cuba.

Check when they are in your state here.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Leftside has checked at the donation center to see if they might have a new brain there for him. Evidently the one he has has been damaged beyond any hope. A brain transplant may do him some good although I think his is a congenital problem that cannot be repaired.