The Tirofijo's-dead edition of the Carnival of Latin American and the Caribbean
Welcome to the Memorial Day Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your links included on next week's Carnival please email me: faustaw2 "at" gmail "dot" com. Other than ads for vacation spots, I'll be happy to post your links.
The really big story: Tirofijo, the FARC top guy, is dead. The FARC has confirmed this news. There is much speculation as to the fate of the hundreds of hostages - among them Ingrid Betancourt - and as to how Marulanda's death will impact the FARC.
Of course you will find headlines glorifying the son of a bitch, as TIME magazine does with Colombia's Rebel Patriarch Is Dead. Patriarch of death, if anything. Notice also the photo showing his pious hands held in prayer (no, I won't post the photo here). The editors of TIME have earned my contempt.
BLOG OF THE WEEK
Investor's Business Daily blog
The Criminal-Terrorist Nexus and the DEA
South American Presidents Agree to Form Unasur Bloc: "The continental bloc, for now at least, is likely to exist only on paper."
Argentina: Epopeyas en pugna
Las FARC sí pertenecen al Foro de Sao Paulo
I wish I could think of a way to relate this to hippos
Colombia's FARC leader dead
Colombia's big news: "Tirofijo" FARC leader 'dead' says military
In addition to Tirofijo's death, yet another FARc criminal surrendered last week: Starving FARC Leader Surrenders in Colombia-- Responsible For Murder of President Uribe's Father Gateway Pundit also posts FARC Connections to German Leftists & US Democrats Exposed, also at Prairie Pundit, from Der Spiegel's German Left Wing May Have Ties to Colombian Extremists
Colombia's top FARC commander is dead - government source
Colombia probes 12 for alleged FARC ties
The computer files found with slain FARC leader Rául Reyes continued to reverberate in Colombia on Thursday with the announcement by prosecutors that they will investigate whether 12 people -- including three Colombian lawmakers and a retired American consultant -- had unauthorized contacts with the guerrilla group.Merkel apoya a Uribe contra las FARC y el narcotráfico
At least some of those now under investigation -- including Colombian Sen. Piedad Córdoba and American consultant James Jones -- have tried to get the FARC to release hostages they have kidnapped.
An icon reborn: The return of a campaigning newspaper
The Terrorists' Man in Washington
Blogger creates freedom
From where I sit
The Cuban American Jewish Mission
The Jews of Cuba
Ecuadoreans reject Colombia rebel probe
Ecuador names naval officer to head state oil company
Allegiance and citizenship
It's Time to Bust the Telmex Monopoly
Education in Mexico: Testing the teachers
Peruvian Nazis rally for Hugo Chavez
Puerto Rico's Historic Vote
Puerto Rico Gets Its Moment in the Sun (the Political One) as Primary Nears
Hillary and Obama Campaign in Puerto Rico
The FARC files: Just how much help has Hugo Chávez given to Colombia's guerrillas?
Boris Johnson Ends Energy Accord Between London, Venezuela
London mayor Boris Johnson said the energy funding agreement between London and Venezuela's state- owned oil company will not be renewed on Aug. 20, according to an e-mailed statement from his press office.Iran and Venezuela to launch joint bank
This will save an estimated 67,000 pounds ($133,000) per year in running and staff costs, Johnson said
Linking Venezuela and the FARC
In Venezuelan Schools, Creating 'a New Man'
Indoctrination in the idiocy of socialism in Venezuela
Obama's Assessment of the 'Tiny' Threat From Iran, Venezuela, Cuba
Contemplating a Summit Between Hugo Chavez and President Obama
Delta Amacuro News and Views
Chavez's economic policy shifts as "solutions" have not worked
Venezuela-OPEC Oil Output Dispute to Be Resolved
Hugo and the Venezuela chocolate factory
No limit to oil price rise: Chavez
Charleston Caribbean Festival
US Elections 2008
Obama's Latin America policy
McCain Gets It On Latin America
Will Obama free Cuba?
Obama, the One-Man Gaffe Machine
Special thanks to Maria, Larwyn, Eneas and Maggie.
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