The last-Monday-in-January Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The ongoing maletagate case, where a suitcase full of Chavista money for the Argentinian Kirchner campaign was intercepted, continues to be at the top of the headlines. A Colombo-americana’s perspective (who I had the pleasure of meeting yesterday) has stayed on top of the story and has the latest here.

Chavez continues to threaten Colombia, claiming that Colombia and the US are about to invade Venezuela (see more links under both countries), while he also threatens Guayana. If that weren’t enough, he’s seizing food shipments.

If you would like your links on Latin America to be included in the Monday carnivals, please email me by Sunday evening: faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.

VIDEO
Isabella Rossellini talks about La fiesta del chivo

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Caribbean News

LATIN AMERICA
Sweet and Sour

IMMIGRATION
“Hispanic panic””as Arizona immigration crackdown bites

Zogby: American Public Sees Latin America through Narrow Immigration Lens

UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Cumbre iberoamericana de Prensa en Burgos el 30 de enero

ARGENTINA
Stop all the clocks

BELIZE
For many Belizeans, UDP winning this election is not the ending but the beginning

Belizean Musician Andy Palacio: A Remembrance

National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel has a section rating Caribbean Island destinations

BRAZIL
Wolf Pack: The survival of patronage politics

CHILE
Chile: Adventist media guru keeps country on communication edge

COLOMBIA
Colombia Hurled Into The Cold – with a kiss

Random musings on Colombia and Venezuela

Colombia refuses Chavez hostage efforts

Rice pushes Colombia free trade deal

Hugo Chavez, the key to political popularity

With An 80% Approval Rating Uribe Battles Democrats For Support

Hugo Chavez and the FARC boost Uribe’s popularity

OUTRAGE!… Congressional Democrats Continue to Give Loyal US Ally Colombia the Shaft

Politicians Fear Colombia-Venezuela Military Face-Off

CUBA
Join Lech Walesa & Help Support the Cuban People

Havana’s Martin Luther King Center Marks 20th Anniversary

Giuliani and Cuban refugees

ECUADOR
Ecuador Denies Letting FARC Leader Reyes Operate on Its Soil

GUYANA
Guyana deaths spark village anger

GUATEMALA
More from Intelligent Travel, Leave your heart in Guatemala

JAMAICA
Jamaican police report significant drop in drug mules

MEXICO
Tariffs and tortillas
Trade is not to blame for the poverty of Mexican farmers

NICARAGUA
Same As the Old Boss?

VENEZUELA
Arroz con leche

Don’t miss this post: Milk is Milk

Slum Lord

PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA NOW ENGAGED IN MILK AND TUNA IMPORTS

Venezuelan troops seize food

Zimbabwe On the Caribbean

Whipsawed

Annals of Infiltration

Chavez Causes Exodus to Florida

The Chavez-FARC-Drug trafficking connection

Does Hugo Chavez’s NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) have something to do with his taste for coca and his martyr behavior? and Night of the Living Dead, which might explain the latest in TV entertainment: people praying at Chavez during his TV show, En Alo Presidente … rezaron ante Hugo Chavez

Chavez: Pull Reserves From US

Si un presidente está en la mira por su peligrosidad, ese es Hugo Chavez
Chavez entre las FARC y el narcotrafico

Announcement: Memorial Mass for Venezuela’s Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara in Washington DC

Special thanks to Maggie, Kate and Siggy for their support.

Blogging about the Carnival
A very special Carnival day
A Second Hand Conjecture
Obi’s Sister
Earn a Ph.D.d.F.
The end of Venezuela as I know it

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2 Responses to “The last-Monday-in-January Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean”

  1. Obi's Sister Says:

    You know, when you watch Isabella, you get glimpes of Ingrid. Especially around the eyes…

  2. Fausta Says:

    In my next reincarnation, I’m coming back with Isabella’s face