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Monday, September 15, 2008

"The Russians are leaving" Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Cross-posted


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


Two big stories this week:

1. Hugo Chavez expelled the American ambassador and the US expelled the Venezuelan ambassador, while Russian bombers are flying out of Caracas. Going unnoticed: the news that PDVSA is $12billion in the red since last year.


2. Eastern Bolivia is now under martial law as it lapses into what can become a full civil war. 38 people died following rioting in northern and eastern areas of Bolivia in reaction to Evo Morales plans to re-distribute the country’s wealth. Bolivian troops fired into crowds. Bolivia also expelled the American ambassador.


The embassies in all the countries involved remain open and functioning, as of the writing of this post.


In today’s podcast at 10AM Eastern Monica Showalter of IBD talks about these stories.


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LATIN AMERICA

Latin America wants free trade


The perils of US protectionism:

ARGENTINA

Argentina’s other drug problem


El FMI dejaria de usar las mediciones del INDEC - Perfil.com


BOLIVIA

La rebelion por la libertad ha comenzado


Bolivia declares martial law in protest hit region


Bolivia rivals ‘reach agreement’

Bolivia’s government has said it has reached a basic agreement with the opposition on ending the violence which officials say has left 28 people dead.


Interior Minister Alfredo Rada said a further 10 bodies had been found in Pando province following the “massacre” of pro-government farmers on Thursday.


Pando Governor Leopoldo Fernandez has been accused of ordering the attack.


La Guerra intestina


Fresh violence in Bolivia stokes civil war fears


El responsable y los complices


Anti-Morales protests intensify in Bolivia


BOLIVIANOS - EN BOLIVIA - TORTURADOS POR VENEZOLANOS Y CUBANOS


Enraged Bolivians burn Venezuelan flags


Here’s video of the military firing into a crowd


BRAZIL

Half the nation, a hundred million citizens strong: What the middle class plans to do with its money - and its votes


CHILE

Chile Calls for Summit to Discuss Bolivian Crisis


CUBA

Cuba and Russia: Together again


Open A GiTMO Relief Center for Cuba, Haiti Hurricane Victims


Yordis García Fournier and Izael Poveda Silva, Cuban Political Prisoners of the Week, 9/14/08


It’s simply criminal


ECUADOR

Death Threats [Against] Archbishop and HLI Leader in Ecuador for Opposing “Abortionist” Constitution


Chevron Lawyers Indicted by Ecuador in Oil-Pit Cleanup Dispute


Willfully Ignorant, Chevron Committing Suicide the Ecuadorean Way: UNASUR will Complete their Demise


HAITI

What Haiti needs


HONDURAS

Expulsions stoke US-LatAm dispute


MEXICO

Key gulf cartel leader captured


Mexico’s failure to sort veggies may have led to outbreak


PERU

Connecting to the world: A president goes to market


VENEZUELA

An Empty Revolution

The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez


Pdvsa to get USD 1.2 billion loan from a Japanese bank


Morales, Chávez resort to tired tactics

OUR OPINION: UNCLE SAM BECOMES SCAPEGOAT FOR INTERNAL PROBLEMS


Mary Anastasia O’Grady on the Russian bombers:


This week in weapons


Venezuela Plays The Russia Card


Russia says to send nuclear warship to Caribbean


Venezuela’s interior minister, whose ideological sympathy with Colombia’s FARC guerrillas raised serious concerns, is resigning.


Drug flights operate out of Venezuela, U.S. report says


Bush Tightens Squeeze on Chavez With Rebel Aid Charge


Venezuela’s traffic: Jam today


The Russians are here


AMERICAN POLITICS

McCain Attacks Obama Over Venezuela


There is no US sphere


Mexicans vs. Muslims in Greeley


Efecto-Palin


THIS WEEK’S PODCASTS AND POSTS

Venezuela: Russian bombers going bye-bye

Pdvsa to get $1.2 billion loan from a Japanese bank

The US replies to Chavez and expels the Venezuelan ambassador to the US; Honduras joins in the fray. Oil drops.

Mexican Makes NY Times Investment No American Will Do

Venezuela throws out American ambassador, recalls Venezuelan ambassador to the US

Bolivia: Evo Morales Says He’ll Expel U.S. Ambassador From Bolivia

Following up on the Russian/Venezuela military maneuvers in the Caribbean story: Cold War II in time for the election

More on Chavez’s naval excercises with Russia


Special thanks to Eneas, GoV, Kate, Pat, Larwyn and Maggie.


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