Friday, April 2, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Herald: President Obama will attend a $30,000-per-couple fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Miami home of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

  • The U.S. airport screening measures put in place after last year’s Christmas bomber are being dropped. Now, instead of carrying out extra security measures on every passenger arriving from 14 listed countries, the extra security will only be applied when the the government has information that warrants it, and then only to the class of passengers indicated by the intelligence information. Cuba was on the list of 14, which caused a big dust-up and protests by Havana. Although, in practice I never heard from any travelers returning from Cuba that the measures were actually applied to them.

  • AFP: A second U.S.-Cuba meeting about collaboration on assistance to Haiti, this time at the UN. Cheryl Mills, chief of staff to the Secretary of State, spoke to Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez. The State Department spokesman answered questions, here.

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