Irma is looking like a serious threat to the Caribbean and Florida

We interrupt your CFL football/US Open tennis-watching this Labour/Labor Day, for continuing live hurricane coverage. It looks like Cat. 3 Hurricane Irma is serious business. There is a state of emergency declared in Puerto Rico and real concern that this thing is going to hit south Florida now, at the end of the week. I…

News from Latin America dominates the News from Nowhere

I still have my recent trip to Mexico on the brain in this edition of News from Nowhere. Of course, the main news that broke while I was in Cancun had nothing to do with Mexico. It was all about Cuba and the death of Fidel Castro. I am listening to his funeral coverage right now….

Fidel Castro is dead! (To quote President-elect Trump.)

I have just arrived back from sunny Cancun, Mexico, which is where I was this morning when I turned on the television and learned of the news of the death of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at age 90.  The headline “Fidel Castro is dead!” says it all: this is the exact same line Donald…

Troubling travel news about Cuba from Global News

   I am up early this morning so I am going to post this about vacations to Cuba. As you know, I went there in December on Sunwing and things went fine. Anyway, my worried-sounding parents called me up and told me they had seen these awful reports on Global News about travellers who flew…

Interesting Cuba news: air flights resume between Cuba and USA

   Given that I was in Cuba less than a week ago, here is an item I found interesting. Air flights between Cuba and the USA are officially resuming after 50-plus years. That means American, Delta, United and the rest may all soon be sending planes full of people on direct flights to and from Cuba….

Hi, I just got back from Cuba

I am back home here in frozen Canada today after spending the last week on my winter getaway vacation in Cuba.  Now, instead of watching NFL games from a hotel room in Varadero, I am watching NFL games from my living room here.  I will likely have more to say later about the whole trip,…

The king of Saudi Arabia is dead, Deflategate, and other News from Nowhere

It is time for another News from Nowhere on this boring, largely football-free weekend. The only interruption to that has been yet another Bill Belichick press conference today on Deflategate, which I tuned into. This is proving to be a big distraction for the team’s Super Bowl efforts. I gotta say, Belichick looked supremely ticked…