Everyone’s a winner at Radio & TV Martí

Employees of Radio & TV Martí in Miami earned an average of $109,208 in 2018, easily more than double that of most American workers. Tomás P. Regalado, the former mayor of Miami and director of Radio & TV Martí, led in earnings with $165,000. Irvin Rubenstein, the agency’s administrative officer, followed with $164,200, according to … Read more

U.S. blacklist haunts the dead

Even after U.S. government ousted Manuel Noriega and threw him in prison, the former Panamanian strongman’s name remained on an American blacklist of foreigners. Noriega, once a prized CIA intelligence source, died in May 2017 and he is still on the U.S. Treasury Department’s latest blacklist, along with more than 7,000 other people, companies, organizations … Read more

U.S. budget: $14 million for nuts, $19 million for psychiatry

Every once in a while, I dig into the federal budget to see how the government is spending our tax dollars. Federal agencies reported spending $118,720,386,231 from Oct. 1, 2018, through July 8, 2019. We spent a lot for fruits and vegetables – $234,694,749.05 – but even more for bombs. The generic bombs listing in … Read more

Report on “directional phenomena” inconclusive

An investigation published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 40 people who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Havana experienced a loss in white brain matter. Authors of the 12-page study, called “Neuroimaging Findings in US Government Personnel With Possible Exposure to Directional Phenomena in Cuba,” said the cause of … Read more