French librettos and information at the Aria Database.
French librettos and information at the Aria Database.
Santos submitted the document to the Security Council’s president in the presence of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who confirmed that he would travel to the northern Colombian city of Cartagena next week for the signing of the peace agreement.
It’ll be interesting to see who actually gets to sign the agreement; the document I read last month (which is titled “final agreement”) did not show President Santos or Timoleón Jiménez a.k.a. Timochenko (who will remain as FARC leader) as signatories.
Let’s not ignore the one fact that even Politico begrudgingly acknowledged: the majority of Latino voters are English-speaking.
Inaugurated, for all to see,
“The young artist knows nothing about the character, he gets paid to paint”
El joven pintor no sabe absolutamente nada del personaje, le pagan por pintar pic.twitter.com/A2pkrCSrKk
— maibort petit (@maibortpetit) September 22, 2016
Paid by the Communist Venezuelan regime. Independent journalist Maibort Petit tweeted that only journalists pre-approved by the Venezuelan government were allowed to get close, and that Delcy Rodríguez, Minister for Foreign Affairs attended the inauguration.
Let’s hope the artist was paid cash up front.
Now the oil is gone but the propaganda lives on.
Hugely popular singer Vicente Fernández (Chente to his fans), idol of the Mexican working class, momentarily suspended his retirement to take on a commission from the Clinton campaign to write a corrido for Hillary out of his devotion for her possibly large stipend, but who knows?
After taking to Chente’s musical director (wait, wasn’t Chente retired?) last week Chente’s songwriter was so inspired by Hillary that he adapted the song Los Mandados in half an hour, and, presto! here is the result, in full bloom and video production values:
“With all respect, today I make public my support of Mrs. Hillary Clinton. This is for defending my Mexican and Latin American brothers and sisters.”
Con todo respeto hoy he hecho pública mi simpatía hacia la Sra.Hillary linton.Esto por defender a mis hermanos mexicanos y latinoamericanos pic.twitter.com/9SfM6QZpBd
— Vicente Fernandez (@_VicenteFdez) September 21, 2016
I can’t wait for Chente’s youngest son, Alejandro, to follow suit, especially if he wears those tight trousers he favors.
I also wonder what Chente would say if, for instance, Bruce Springsteen made political videos favoring a Mexican presidential candidate.
In one of those happy coincidences, on the same day another video of celebrities endorsing Hillary was released. Like the Chente video, it preaches to the choir.
This is the most convincing ad for Trump I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/8rzZdxQOGc
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) September 21, 2016
Professor Robert George took the more serious view,
Well, I actually recognized one of these self-proclaimed famous people, and he is indeed a (standard issue) Hollywood liberal (Martin Sheen). So evidently this is not what I would otherwise have supposed it to be: a thinly veiled effort by Trump supporters to induce their man’s critics to vote for him by highlighting the elitism, narcissism, and self-importance of so many celebrities who favor Clinton. It is actually meant to be a pro-Clinton ad
I don’t know about you, but the prospect of Mark Ruffalo showing his private parts in a film does not fill me with desire, much less with desire to vote, and definitely not with desire to vote for Hillary. Maybe somebody ought to tell Hollywood writer/producer/director Joss Whedon (“Avengers,” “Firefly”) whose new super PAC, Save the Day, produced the video.
And no, I wouldn’t vote for Hillary even if Clive Owen showed up and asked me in person.
The death of Leni Riefenstahl has clearly left a great void.
Cross-posted at WoW! Magazine.
Glenn Reynolds’s Twitter account was suspended, and it’s not even clear (scroll down at Twitchy) why, since he has not been told.
Glenn explains (emphasis added)
Was just on Hugh Hewitt talking about this. Since Twitter won’t let me respond to — or even see — my critics, let me expand here.
But riots aren’t peaceful protest. And blocking interstates and trapping people in their cars is not peaceful protest — it’s threatening and dangerous, especially against the background of people rioting, cops being injured, civilian-on-civilian shootings, and so on. I wouldn’t actually aim for people blocking the road, but I wouldn’t stop because I’d fear for my safety, as I think any reasonable person would.
“Run them down” perhaps didn’t capture this fully, but it’s Twitter, where character limits stand in the way of nuance.
Meanwhile, regarding Twitter: I don’t even know that this is why I was suspended, as I’ve heard nothing from Twitter at all. They tell users and investors that they don’t censor, but they seem awfully quick to suspend people on one side of the debate and, as people over at Twitchy note, awfully tolerant of outright threats on the other.
Let’s have the UN control the internet, and see how that works out!
#FREEINSTAPUNDIT: GLENN REYNOLDS CENSORED FROM TWITTER, RESPONDS, GETS REINSTATED.
Good-bye, Cuban doctors!
The Brazilian government said Wednesday it plans to greatly reduce the number of Cuban doctors working in a health care initiative that has brought thousands of physicians from the Caribbean island to underserved communities across the South American nation.
Brazil will continue a program called Mais Médicos, or More Doctors, to address a chronic lack of physicians that has mainly affected remote rural areas, the country’s health ministry said. But the government hopes to attract more Brazilian doctors to the program, to replace the foreign professionals.
As you may recall, Brazil’s medical association did not want the uncertified Cuban medics but were persuaded to accept them,
The reduction of Cuban doctors attending the program was expected after President Michel Temer, a member of the center-right Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, took office.
The program was started by former President Dilma Rousseff, whose leftist Workers’ Party has historic ties with Cuban leaders. At the time it was created, the initiative generated huge controversy among Brazilian medical associations, which claimed the foreign doctors weren’t well prepared and had poor skills, putting Brazilians’ health at risk.
Either way, the country faces a chronic shortage of qualified medical personnel.
21st Century Democratic Socialism headline update:
Infobae reports that Venezuelan hospitals are placing newborns in cardboard boxes, not only because of a shortage of cribs, but also because of a lack of incubators.
Dramáticas imágenes de bebés recién nacidos en cajas de cartón en un hospital venezolano https://t.co/itKMYk8GJX
— Fausta (@Fausta) September 21, 2016
Free healthcare and all that: The youngest victims of an economic disaster: Babies are left in cardboard boxes at cash-strapped hospital in Venezuela as the country spirals into financial abyss Heartbreaking pictures were taken by medical staff at a hospital in the northwest of the country
– The president of the Venezuelan Medical Federation (FMV), said hospitals have just five percent of the medical equipment that they need
– Experts believe the shortage of medicine is around 80 per cent
– Citizens in Venezuela have had to endure triple-figure inflation
On Monday, PdVSA Bonds Fall After Swap Proposal. Investors hesitant over terms of $7 billion debt exchange “Hesitant” about an offer overvalued by a factor of ten (emphasis added)
PdVSA President Eulogio Del Pino on Monday defended the offer. The firm estimated the “enterprise valuation” of its Citgo unit at $12.5 billion.
But Russ Dallen, a managing partner at Caracas Capital, arrived at a valuation of around $1.3 billion based on the recent sales value of PdVSA’S Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana. In addition, should PdVSA default on the new bond, the bondholders would stand to receive less in a restructuring than holders of Citgo’s existing 2020 bonds, he said.
“It is difficult to see many takers of this deal,” Mr. Dallen wrote in a note.
SEBIN Arrests Activists Who Produced PJ Video Against Repression. This is the video:
A video posted by Julio Borges (@julioaborges) on