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Monday, February 09, 2009

The second Monday in February Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Crossposted


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.

While Venezuela remains in the news since this week precedes next Sunday’s constitutional referendum, there are good news from the region. I’ll talk in today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern about how Uruguay’s favorable business environment is attracting foreign investment, and there are other stories – check top story under the Latin America header for more.

LATIN AMERICA
Tables turned: Latin America’s lesson for west

Latin America and the financial crisis

M.E. Times: Hezbollah in Latin America

TURKEY AIMS FOR USD 20 BLN TRADE VOLUME WITH SOUTH AMERICA

Latin America's Quiet Revolution
An unprecedented political and economic transformation is under way in most of the region


Populism: The Illusion that Won’t Go Away

ARGENTINA
Argentine seminary ousts Holocaust denier as leader

BOLIVIA
U.S. needs to end 'imperial attitude,' Bolivian says

BRAZIL
Bailing out...Brazil?

COLOMBIA
Ten new species of amphibian discovered in Colombia
A spiky orange rain frog and three poison frogs are among 10 new species of amphibian discovered in Colombia, scientists have revealed.


The FARC’s cynical stunt

FARC Hostage Released After 7 Years



FARC slaughtered 300 hostages (via IBD blog)

CUBA
Honoring victims of Castro, Che

Cuba’s Castro arrives in Moscow for talks - Financial Times

Omauris Rondón Rivero, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 2/8/09

Two agendas

You don’t say…

ECUADOR
“Caso Chauvín comprueba relaciones de Quito con FARC”

Correa Expels Sanity, Comity and Legitimacy

MEXICO
Mexican army runs joint patrols with Tijuana police

PANAMA
Es un milagro

Mexican Carrying $430,000 Arrested in Panama

PERU
Chinese mining group to invest 1 bln dollars in Peru

PUERTO RICO
Six Americans missing after plane crashes off Puerto Rico

Pregnant tourist kidnapped, killed

VENEZUELA
Central Bank musings: Printing money and going bankrupt

Allanada casa del estudiante Miguel Ponte y se lo llevan detenido

Campaña antisemita desde Venezuela

Chavez: Another Vote Possible on Term Limits

Chávez's biggest opponent: what's not on a dinner table
Food shortages and high prices are vexing Venezuela as President Hugo Chávez asks his countrymen to let him run for reelection indefinitely


Kristallnacht in Caracas

Venezuela detains 11 suspects, including 7 police officers, in synagogue attacks (via LGF Linkviewer)

Chavismo's Amazing Self-Refuting Referendum Argument

Un ejercito al servicio de Hugo Chavez - por Casto Ocando

Venezuela behind on payments to oil contractors

The NO march in Caracas

Preso por horas por hacer campaña por el “No”

Venezuela campaign gets rough

Grenade explodes at anti-Chavez party headquarters

US POLITICS
Pass the Colombia Free Trade Agreement

United States of Argentina
How inflation turned a rising power into a pauper


IMMIGRATION
LAT's Song Wails Dirge for Illegal Immigrant's Woes

Special thanks to Ada, Eneas, the Baron, Kate, Larwyn, Maggie and SamK.

This week’s posts and podcasts
Ecuador expels US embassy employee, and loses investor
Venezuelan blogger detained by police tells of his ordeal
Fidel Castro says Obama’s Cuba policy “lost its virginity”: 15 Minutes of Latin America
Venezuelan blogger detained by police
Ten killed in Brazilian slum raid: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Chavez’s 10th anniversary: Today’s 15 Minutes on Latin America
Bolivia’s lithium: Today’s 15 Minutes on Latin America

At Real Clear World
Of Beef and Money in Uruguay
Chávez’s 10th
A tale of two forums



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