Today’s big news: Venezuela seizes 1/2 ton milk and chicken from clinic, thereby showing how price controls don’t work and encourage hoarding and black markets, and continuing Hugo’s fight against private health care. The news was listed under the “Oddly Enough” category but when it comes to Venezuela, it’s never oddly enough: after nationalizing the oil industry, Chavez is threatening to create a tax on windfall oil profits.
As I said, it’s never oddly enough when it comes to Hugo.
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Investor’s Business Daily editorials on Latin America and Caribbean are a must-read.
The squid and the whales
War of the roses
Via Instapundit, P.R. Firm: San Juan For The Money, Two For The Show
Two posts I missed last week: On SEMANA’s Expose of “Chavez’s own Montesinos”: War by ALL Other Means?, and On Iran’s Increasing Influence in Latin America
CBS’s Rodriguez Asks Chavez’s Ex-Wife: ‘Is He a Communist?’ and Marisabel on CBS. Too bad Rodriguez doesn’t read my blog or he would have known that Chavez officially declared himself a Communist a year ago.
In Spanish: Violaron el blog de Alexis Marrero. Lo amenazan de muerte Blogger Alexis Marrero gets death threats while his blog is hacked.
Meet the low-budget movie star
And a beautiful rendition of Vete de mi