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Monday, March 17, 2008

The Saint Patrick's Day Edition of the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcome to the Saint Patrick's Day Edition of the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Starting the week in a festive mode, today's big story is the concert at the Venezuela-Colombia border.

Juanes, other stars stage concert for peace on Colombian-Venezuelan border
Tens of thousands of Colombians and Venezuelans flocked to a border bridge on Sunday for a free concert that Grammy-winning rocker Juanes organized to help heal the worst crisis in Andean relations in decades.

Held atop the Simon Bolivar bridge connecting the northeastern Colombian town of Cucuta with San Antonio in Venezuela, the show also featured Colombian singer Carlos Vives, Dominican Juan Luis Guerra and Spain's Miguel Bose and Alejandro Sanz on the playbill.
As you may recall, Alejandro Sanz had cancelled a concert in Venezuela due to pressure from Chavistas.

The BBC has more

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Bush and Uribe v. Chavez and Correa

A natural gas disaster

The FARC Files

U.S.: An unreliable ally
Center for Strategic and International Studies (pdf file) Tension in the Andes

Tension in the Andes

Bolivia court suspends constitution vote

Portrait In Red: One of the world's most successful AIDS programmes faces new problems

Chile: Palestinians look for a new future in South America

Bush to push vote on Colombian FTA?

Colombia Has Earned Its Trade Pact

Peace in our time, on the box, But it may well prove to be as phoney as the war

Obama and FARC

The pattern of pursuit

FARC looking for anti-aircraft missiles

Chiquita Sued By U.S. Families for Support of the FARC

Costa Rica finds FARC funds

Babalu Blog has been on the story about the Defecting Cuban soccer players
7 Cuban soccer players abandon free health care

La amnesia del Vaticano by Maria Werlau of Cuba Archive

Cuba Lifts Ban on Computers, Other Electronics

Wall Street Journal reports Cuban link to FARC

Center for Security Policy's study (PDF file) Implications of the recent Change in Cuban Leadership

Dominica: The Caribbean's Next 'Terror Island'?

La lección de diplomacia de Alvaro Uribe ante el 'pobre patán' de Rafael Correa

Introducing U.S. Congressional Directives Resolving to Tell the Truth about Chavez's FARC Cartels

Guardian Angels of Evil

Correa calls on to establish new OAS without U.S. participation

Crown and Anchor: The staying power of the British monarchy in its Caribbean ex-colonies

The Mexican milk problem

Opposition Party May Tone Down Radical Voice

Canuck Cook Caged in Guadalajara

Mexico police capture top Tijuana hitman

Peru meteorite may rewrite rules

Fortuno Wins Puerto Rico Primary

Joseph: American paid $55m for police reform

Hugo's own Emperor's Club

Sad acts of anarchy surface in daily life in confrontational Venezuela

Le discours belliqueux du Lt. Col. Chavez permet de resserrer les rangs et de disqualifier les opposants, aussitôt accusés de trahison de la patrie

An important week for Hugo Chavez

The American Friends of Hugo Chavez

Pedro M. Burrelli:
What do we do now with Mr. Chavez?

Smuggling is thriving despite Chávez policies
One of President Hugo Chávez's key efforts to prevent smuggling and put food on the shelves in western Venezuela is failing

The FARC's Guardian Angel

US considering adding Venezuela to states sponsoring terrorism list Venezuela & the terror supporters list: Pros and cons

Gobiernos auspiciadores de terrorismo

Raices de Esperanza interview

Special thanks to Maggie, Larry, Larwyn, Siggy, Armando and Eneas


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At 9:07 AM, Blogger mhking said...

Looking good, old friend....

I've picked up your Twitter feed, and while I'm not doing much political commenting these days (the TV news biz still keeps me muzzled, though relatively happy), I'm still 'round...

My Twitter feed is at http://Twitter.com/mhking


At 9:12 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

Thank you Michael! It's a pleasure to hear from you, and I'm glad to hear you're well.

Wishing you continued success,


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