Thursday, July 28, 2011

Odds and ends

  • EFE: A Repsol executive expects drilling in Cuba’s Gulf waters to begin in November and has received “neither calls nor messages” from the U.S. government.

  • Reuters: Dutch bank ING says it is under a Treasury Department Cuba sanctions investigation; the alleged offenses are unspecified.

  • Herald: With Cuban landing rights granted, weekly Tampa-Havana flights are now set to begin.

  • New York Times: In a new book, a photographer documents Havana’s “privileged creative class.”

  • El Nuevo Herald: The debate over the “People’s Path” document continues (see here and here), with Armando Valladares supporting Biscet and Elizardo Sanchez and Oswaldo Paya rebutting him.

1 comment:

Antonio said...

Nice article on the creative privileged class. There are still a few defenders of the revolution who continue to deny that such a class exists. They claim that any person in Cuba with a lot of money must have relatives in Miami. I wonder what they will have to say about this book.
I believe these are the people who were referred to as the "Nomenklatura" in the former Soviet Bloc. I wonder if there is a Cuban term for this class.