Welcome to the first Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Today’s top Latin American news is that Argentina’s first lady, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, is now its president.
Here’s the BBC video report
From The Heritage Foundation: Argentina: Implications for the U.S. If First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner Becomes President. One thing for sure: expect more populism.
This week’s Spanish-language roundup: Martha Colmenares’s roundup on the Argentinian elections
Road Rage in the Bahamas
The women’s civic committee of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, shows how the police have tried to repress protestors. Bolivia Confidencial posts their video here (Such is Evo’s repression) in Spanish.
Learn To Surf In Floripa
ECrisis posts on International terrorist rings in Spain and Latin America, and links to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps
Anything but no, when it comes to travelling with the dog.
Alvaro Vargas Llosa on Fujimori’s Shadow
La Casa’s Leticia Rodriguez Continues Legacy
The Venezuelan bloggers are doing a line-by-line review of Chavez’s proposed constitutional reforms. You can read it all here: Venezuela’s Constitutional Reform.
Veneuela-USA looks at
Constitutional reform – Article 100
The Prophetic Scent of repression.
The Human Rights Foundation: Artists Reunite for Human Rights in Latin America; Concert Tour in New York to Stress the Plight of the Caracas Nine
If you are a Latin America or Caribbean blogger who wants your post featured in next week’s Carnival, please send me your link: faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.
One link per blog, please.
Special thanks to Lady Godiva for her kind words and support.
Don’t miss also the resources at the Hispanic Center for Economic Research for more information on Latin America.
Others blogging on this:
The Astute Bloggers
Sigmund, Carl and Alfred