Friday, May 14, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Independent journalist Miriam Leiva, an a Herald op-ed, on recent leadership changes and a “growing malaise in Cuban society.”

  • It may not be the perfect moment to flaunt American prowess in oil drilling technology, but the Houston-based International Association of Drilling Contractors has a license to travel to Cuba and is trying to organize a trip. See report in Cuba Standard.

  • Another Granma article on the upcoming conference of Cuba’s small farmers association (ANAP) says the priority will be to discuss measures that substitute imports, make sales to the tourism sector, and increase exports.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

re the steel from china -- a perfect example of exactly how the embargo is not just a US govt decision how to conduct trade. The embargo particularly since Helms Burton etal has always been as much about extraterritorial application as it has been about national policy.
Phil, have you adjusted your opinion any in this regard?