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.
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Sweet and Sour
Cumbre iberoamericana de Prensa en Burgos el 30 de enero
Stop all the clocks
National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel has a section rating Caribbean Island destinations
More from Intelligent Travel, Leave your heart in Guatemala
Same As the Old Boss?
Arroz con leche
Don’t miss this post: Milk is Milk
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
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