The third Monday in August Carnival of Latin America & the Caribbean
Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included in the carnival, please email me: faustaw2 "at" gmail "dot" com.
Today's big story: Chavez announced that the Russian fleet will be visiting Venezuela, that China and Venezuela are launching a satellite on November 1 and opening a Venezuelan space program, and that the private cement manufacturers have run out of time and are now being nationalized. All that, after he got back from crusing Paraguay with Lugo.
I'll be talking about this in today's podcast at 11AM Eastern.
Latin America's populist decade may soon end
GAO Drug Control report (PDF file) U.S. outlines frustrations with anti-drug efforts in Latin America
A U.S. report showed improvements in coordinating antidrug efforts in Latin America, but cited corruption and lack of funding as top reasons the effort has not been more effective.
Georgia, The Olympics And A Tragedy Goes Unnoticed
Mopping up the bonds
Argentina May Raise Taxes on Higher Salaries, Cronista Reports. Meanwhile, La fortuna del matrimonio Kirchner sigue en constante aumento
Campaña por Santa Cruz
Bolivia Monstruoso y vergonzoso fraude
Bolivia - Minusválidos – engañados – ultrajados - robados
Evo’s big win
A recall referendum strengthens the socialist president, but fails to knock out his opponents in a still-divided country
Brazil Passes Maternity Benefit Richer Than Europe's
Drunk Drivers Protest Brazil Crackdown as Traffic Deaths Plunge
Slide show: A selection of stunning views of Brazil, in photographs submitted by the readers of O Globo OnLine
Las andanzas de Lula
BBS Caribbean report (audio), mostly on Olympic sports.
Uribe to the Rescue
Mary Anastasia O’Grady;s interview of Armado Valladares: Twenty-two years in Castro’s Gulag
Leodan Mangana López and José Luis Rodríguez Chávez, Cuban Political Prisoners of the Week, Aug. 17, 2008
Book Review: Exposing the Real Che Guevara
Castro Blames Bush For War in Georgia-- Pravda Gives Bush the Finger
Le Monde: Cuban Government Scales Repression Against Political Dissidents - Pablo A. Paranagua (French)
Petición y comunicado de intención a la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular
Obama family values, abortion, and Dr Oscar Elias Biscet
Cuba trades giraffes for medical equipment
Ecuador seeks new deal with foreign drillers
Ecuador is at the mercy of international criminal cartels
Guatemala: ¿Sociademocracia, o socialdesgracia?
Tidbits out of Nicaragua
Tearing up the rules: Daniel Ortega bans his foes
Fallen leader's aim: Topple Ortega
Unfazed by scandals -- and house arrest -- former President Alemán prepares for a political comeback in Nicaragua amid what he calls a multifaceted crisis
Jungle Mom and Hugo Chavez ...Together again!
Paraguay leader embraces failed policies of socialism
Paraguay's president faces huge task
Paraguay's new president pledges to end misery, corruption
Via Lucianne, Hugo Chavez basks in Paraguay President Fernando Lugo's glory
The Venezuelan travels with the new president to spread their leftist message in the countryside
Lessons from an earthquake: A town rebuilds, slowly
Tropical storm Fay brought drought relief. Details (in Spanish) Alivio para los embalses
Argentina and Uruguay's tango row
Venezuelan Pres. Chavez Reassures Jewish Leaders. My post here
AOTW 8-15-2008 Hugo goes full multi-culti, changes Latin America to Indian America
The Venezuelan 2008 election: update 5 -second predictions-
Update on Maletagate: Venezuelan Government offered to pay US$ 2 million for Antonini's silence
the facts of the case could not be denied, a suitcase full of US$ 800,000 in cash, caught in a country friendly to Chavez, arriving in an airplane chartered by PDVSA and filled with PDVSA employees and Argentinean Government officials.A 4 años del asesinato de Maritza Ron por pistoleros chavistas
The axis of oil
Governators to protect the borders
Bayly interviews his mom (in Spanish)
Special thanks to Eneas, Maggie and Siggy.
The week’s 15 Minutes on Latin America
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