Monday, December 5, 2011

Odds and ends

  • Reuters: Cuba’s economy grew 2.7 percent this year, and new agriculture measures are on the way.

  • The Herald sends a reporter to Tampa, a world away, where the business community and political leaders want to build a gateway to Cuba.

  • Herald: The Archdiocese of Miami is considering organizing a pilgrimage to Cuba during the Pope’s visit next spring.

  • Looking for a rental in Cuba? A reader sent this site with a number of places in Havana and beyond (just put “Cuba” in the search box).

  • Orlando Sentinel: The Bahamas prepare for offshore oil drilling. Rep. West of Florida asks whether “slant drilling” would enable the Bahamas or Cuba to extract oil that is under U.S. waters.

1 comment:

Antonio said...

The idea that Cuba is now importing only 60-70% of all food consumed is a joke. For some reason, Cuba frequently does NOT include food that is imported for the tourism industry when there is talk of food importation numbers.

When you include food imported for tourists (And there may well be other categories left out) you end up hovering around 80-85%.