Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included, please email me: faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.
This week’s big story: The Russian fighter jets leave Venezuela, Chavez expells the HRW director, and Chavez decides to make a last-minute stop in Russia on his way to China.
I’ll talk about this in today’s podcast at 10AM Eastern. Chat’s open by 9:45AM and the call-in number is 646 652-2639. Join us!
Argentine rallies for missing man
Suitcase full of cash adds to Chavez corruption claims
Rights activists kicked out amid Washington accusations that Venezuela illegally gave funds to Kirchner
Taiwan, Belize to sign oil exploration deal
Possible deal in Bolivia
Now put it back together
A political standoff turns deadly, but bloodshed may bring both sides to their senses. At least they have agreed to start talks
Bolivia on the Brink
The Islamization of Brazil
Brazil Wants to Build 50 Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Submarines, More?
New fleet may mean U.S. covets Brazil’s oil: Lula
BBC Caribbean report (audio)
Uribe asks Hill to OK trade pact
Held up over rights concerns
Detienen a supuesto jefe de FARC cuando intentaba comprar armas a venezolanos
The Cuban “Katrina”
Bloodied, but unbowed
Desperate for international aid, hurricane-torn Cuba turns down any relief from its old foe, the United States
Secretary Gutierrez Statement on Announcement of a FOURTH Offer to Cuba for Humanitarian Assistance
Castro Looks for a U.S. Lifeline
Fidel Castro: It’s good to be dictator
Castro brothers reject US hurricane aid while manipulating essentials for sale
The Real Cuba has lots more on the hurricanes’ damage
Music video (language warning in Spanish):
A Superb Reason to Stay this Madness and VOTE NO!
Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference asks that Bishops and priests be respected in voicing their opinion, even if they are not shared by others
Haiti ‘overwhelmed’ after storms
Jamaica News Bulletin Partners With Brewer Investment Group, LLC
Delegitimization of Mexico through lower oil prices
7 killed in Mexican Independence Day attack
Mother suspects Juárez police in son’s slaying
PDF file Mexico’s Drug Cartels:
Congressional Research Service, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division
Mexico plans anti-kidnap police
Denny’s blogging his vacation: Bonaire 2008 Day 1
Lino Oviedo acusa a Lugo de estar muy supeditado a Hugo Chavez
Perú espera respuesta a presunta presencia de sicarios peruanos en Bolivia
Alan García bate records de impopularidad: sólo 19 %
Caribbean officials working to lure visitors back
Uruguay: Bills, Bidets, and Boundaries
Missile cruiser “Peter the Great” heading for Venezuela
El 80% de los militares rechaza el proyecto de Hugo Chavez
The Chavez bagman trial
Back on his old hobby-horse
But there are limits even to Hugo Chávez’s anti-Americanism
Talking to Chavez
The Venezuelan 2008 election: update 7. Still these many homeless?
Chavez unstable by the truth about Human Rights Watch report
Dog meat for USAF
Sobre Chávez pende la espada de la justicia globalizada”/”The sword of the international justice hangs over Chávez”
Who’ll back Monroe Doctrine?
McCain rules out negotiations with the Venezuelan government
Una vision desde Argentina de las elecciones 2008
Special thanks to Eneas, GoV, Maria and Maggie.
This week’s podcasts and posts:
Russian jets leave Venezuela 3 weeks ahead of time; Chavez heads to Cuba for the weekend
Obama es un descarado
Bolivia: 15 Minutes on Latin America
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