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Monday, April 07, 2008

The First Monday in April Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

If you would like your posts to be included in the Carnivals, please email me faustaw2 "at" gmail "dot" com.

This week's big story:
Last Saturday Colombia fired top Clinton aide Mark Penn's firm over apology (emphasis added):
The Colombian government said Saturday it has fired Mark Penn's public relations firm after the chief campaign strategist for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized for meeting with Colombian officials pushing a trade deal with the U.S.
Then Penn resigned/ was pushed out of the Clinton campaign:
"Sources said that the Clintons were angry to learn about Penn's work, especially because they had been told that Penn had recused himself from controversial clients and would restrict his private work."
Ironically, "Penn also was regarded by many in the campaign as too self-serving."

Spanish-language blog of the week:
El opinador compulsivo, via Judith


THE WEEK IN LATIN AMERICA

CULTURE
Julio Cortázar: the Poetics of Exile

ARGENTINA
Via Gates of Vienna, Iran: Ahmadinejad thanks football legend for his support

La Evita Segunda

How Argentina screws the farmers

The Kirchners self-induced farm crisis

Argentina: Create a distraction and claim the Falklands… again

BOLIVIA
Evo Morales no descarta aplicar el Estado de Sitio contra las autonomías departamentales (bilingual post)

BRAZIL
Colombian drug lord sentenced in Brazil

In Portuguese, Chegam ao Rio mais médicos para ajudar no atendimento a doentes com dengue

Rice's relocation of envoys praised, panned

COLOMBIA
Colombian President Uribe Blasts Barack Obama

Obama Vows Opposition to Colombia Trade Deal

Colombia to Penn: You're Fired Colombia Terminates PR Contract

Colombia's Budget Gap Ended 2007 Close to Target, Zuluaga Says

FARC gets FARCed

COSTA RICA
Los nexos entre políticos de Costa Rica y las FARC complican al gobierno de Oscar Arias

CUBA
Cuba takes a step from the shadows

Cuba tries micro-capitalism

Prisoner of Conscience vs. Political Prisoner

ECUADOR
Ecuador's Bond Yields Fall Below Venezuelan Yields

MEXICO
An Absolut-ly Outrageous Ad in Mexico City

PUERTO RICO
PR Politico's webpage on Gov. Acevedo's indictment

VENEZUELA
Beti's Baby

Hugo Chavez Nationalizes Cement Industry, Eats Sandwich Bigger Than His Own Head

Venezuela 'to tax oil windfall' Hugo taxes his own oil profits

I'm sure there is nothing to it...

Venezuela cements its economic doom

Portrait of Hugo while visiting Brazil.

Milking Venezuela, literally! Chavez buys Los Andes

Chavez's new decision making tool: Managemeny by hearsay

Special thanks to Maria, Larwyn, Maggie, and Siggy for their support.

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6 Comments:

At 10:58 AM, Anonymous Gringo said...

Regarding "Evita Segunda",would it not be better to call her "Evita Tercera" since Isabel Peron was also VP and became President after hubbie Juan Domingo died?
IOW, La Presidenta Kirchner is the third wife of a Peronista President who has wielded much power.
Or, as she is the second Peronista spouse to become President, "Isabel Segunda."

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Good question, Gringo. So many "Evitas", so little time!

 
At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Gringo said...

Fausta, since the article you linked to said Evita SEGUNDA, it can simply be said that you were naming the article as it named itself, which is standard library/information science protocol.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Yes - 99% of the time I use the title from the original post/article.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Nora said...

Thanks for linking to my Bolivia's post.

I read yesterday that Evo has threatened to take charges against the opposition leaders who are supporting the Autonomy of their regions. Things are getting worse everyday in the country with nearly no attention by international press... something which is not very surprising for me...

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

Thanks for the links!

 

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