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Monday, April 21, 2008

Today's Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included in next week's Carnival, please email me: faustaw2 "at" gmail "dot" com.

The big story this week? Barack Obama's Communist ties, which may include the FARC. More thoughts on that at American Thinker.

Another important story just developing right now: Opposition victorious in Paraguay
Former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo has won Paraguay's presidential election, ending more than six decades of rule by the Colorado Party.
More at the link.


Democrats are shaping Latin America policy in dramatic ways

Do Border Walls Cause More Harm Than Good?

Argentine president orders probe into massive fires

Cloning Chavez

Brazil warns FARC to stay out, but...

Two from the Economist: The Delights of Dullness
Oil: More Bounty. Could Brazil become as big an oil power as it is an agricultural one?

Via Roger, Travel writer tells newspaper he plagiarized, dealt drugs

The Uribe Temptation. America stiffs its best friend in Latin America. How much will he really care?

The case for Colombia: the Washington Post takes side for Colombia and against Venezuela

A Conversation With Alvaro Uribe

South America's Most Troubled Border

Obama's trade pandering

which brings us to Today's cartoon:
Via ECrisis:

Remembering the Bay of Pigs: April 17, 1961

The sudden shock of cold water

Cuba and the Vatican

Banana Republic and Friends

Something Good This Way Comes

Dual But Unequal: The dual citizenship debate

Mexico's Unfinished Reform
President Calderón tackles the state oil monopoly -- and the anti-democratic forces that support it.

Liberation Politics: The Colorado Party's 61-year grip on power may be at an end (see also top story above).

A strange tale out of Peru on bird flu.

US Justice Department probes shipping practices to Puerto Rico

Pre-Raphaelites from Puerto Rico

Chavez helps out Haitians, continues to ignore Venezuelans

Hugo Chavez Supporter Bundled $50,000 Donation For Barack Obama

Venezuela is now the biggest importer of foreign weapons in South America, and ninth world-wide

Caracas is more dangerous than Baghdad

A First Nations chief from southern Manitoba is asking Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for $1 million to fight for pipeline royalties.

The Simpsons are back

Chavez helps out Haitians, continues to ignore Venezuelans

Errors, Lies and Manipulations on education in the times of Chavez and his brother

Hugo needs the money, pronto


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At 10:14 AM, Blogger Dr. Paul said...


Thanks for keeping the interest in Jamaican political realities alive.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Thank you for your support, Dr Paul.

At 11:27 PM, Anonymous Gringo said...

Re the Colorado Party in Paraguay. American friends living in Asuncion during the Stroessner years received a Christmas gift of a German Ahephard puppy, which got named El Gran Macho Colorado. Everyone was instructed to call the dog Macho, not wanting to spend time in jail.

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

Any way you cut it, gringo, that is some name for a dog!


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