Saturday, July 3, 2010

Odds and ends

  • Granma says Guillermo Farinas is in danger of death and runs a 2,100-word article explaining the hunger striker’s medical treatment over the past few months. “They are preparing public opinion for his death,” Yoani Sanchez tweets. His doctor says he and his colleagues are asking Farinas “that he contribute to the fight for his life.” The article does not mention the reason for his hunger strike.

  • AP: Venezuelan authorities say they have detained at the Caracas airport a suspect in the 1997 Havana hotel bombings. The man, Francisco Chavez Abarca, is a Salvadoran national.

  • Washington Post: The Nationals sign Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez to a minor league contract. The article says his age is 44; I didn’t know that his precise age was known. His brother Livan, whatever his age, is chugging along with a 2.98 ERA.

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