May 24, 2013
The Case of the Missing Cuban Internet Cable
Posted on May 28, 2012
The promised $70 million project to quicken Cuba’s Internet connection speed was never delivered; German voters are on Angela Merkel’s side when it comes to the European economy; meanwhile, a vial with Ronald Reagan’s blood is being auctioned, along with one of Scarlett Johansson’s used tissues.These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
The links below open in a new window. Newer ones are on top.
In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable
Branding American College as International Fashion
Ronald Reagan’s Blood to Be Auctioned
Merkel’s isolation among G-8 on economic policy reflects sentiment in Germany
How Much Does Washington Spend on ‘Defense’?
The Creeping Fascism of American Politics
Previous item: Facing the Truth About Torture (Video)
New and Improved Comments