Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included in next week’s Carnival please email me: faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.
This week’s big story: The US presidential election. If McCain wins, it’ll be interesting if the Latin American media will acknowledge McCain’s existence.
Latin America, Emerging Market Funds Suffer Brunt Of Global Financial Crisis
XVIII Cumbre Iberoamericana: Alan Garcia pone a Evo Morales en su lugar – Noticias24.com
Forecast for Latin America: Cold (War) Winds from Russia
Argentina: Ya no hay “doble comando”: todo lo decide Nestor Kirchner
La “cultura” kirchnerista cuesta cara
Argentina’s new money grab, and it’s not the pensions.
Argentina Impoverishes Itself Again: What happens when government meddles with private wealth.
Bolivia halts US anti-drugs work
Hugo sent Evo 16 SUVs for his personal security: Venezuela le regala a Evo Morales 16 camionetas “último modelo” para su seguridad
Los planes de Lula para crear una nueva OEA sin EE.UU. pero con Cuba
Brazil’s Petrobras to search for oil offshore Cuba
The writing on the wall
And it points to the right
Chile’s right-wing gains electoral ground
Upping the body count
Not that hard, when any body will do
Via IBD Blog, Bush finally sends aid to Colombia
“Una llamada de la CIA anunció el ataque al campamento de Reyes”
Claro Fernando Alonso Hernández, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 11/2/08
Cuban Digest: All Embargo All the Time
Cuban political prisoners were sent to Venezuela through secret deal
Under a secret deal, thousands of Cuban political prisoners and dissidents were expatriated to Venezuela in the 1970s, according to some who were involved.
Ecuador terminates contract with Spanish oil company Repsol
Petroecuador OKs Transfer Of Rights From Petrobras To Teikoku
Zelaya plays the Chávez card
Why Honduras wanted 4m light bulbs
Jamaica may suffer … If US lifts Cuban embargo
The drug war rages on:
Spot the drug trafficker
The arrest of senior officials shows the government’s resolve in fighting drug traffickers—and that the rot in law enforcement reaches the top
Policemen gunned down in Mexico
Fairness for emerging markets, an essay calling for yet more handouts, by the executive head of the U.N. Development Program.
Political Unity and Violence Precede Nicaraguan Municipals
Nicaragua Wants New Russian Toys, Risks Breaching Compact With U.S. Taxpayers
Exclusive Public Opinion Survey
Chavez’s New Election Strategy: Threaten Opponents with Jail
You better believe the threat to jail or ban Manuel Rosales in the next few days
In praise of Punto Fijo and why is Chavez is so afraid of a Punto Fijo “bis”
UNA CARTA DE UN TRAEDOR CARABOBEÑO PARA EL TRAIDOR CHÁVEZ.
Chavez: Biz related to scandal may be expropriated
What’s up with Venezuela’s diamonds?
Army Intelligence Officials Are Among 6 Held in Student’s Death
ONU: Cargamentos de droga proceden más de Venezuela que de Colombia: The UN says that more drug shipments come from Venezuela than from Colombia.
Spanish Verb Conjugation
Improving Verbal English Speech Patterns
Chavez anuncia que esta dispuesto a reunirse con Obama
Obama and FARC
Notes on Obama’s Coming Caracas on the Potomac
Evita Peron Obama
Special thanks to Alek, Eneas, Larwyn, Maggie, and Maria.
THIS WEEK’S PODCASTS AND POSTS
Cubans, and Obama: Not your “typical Hispanic Democrat vote”
I was on Radio Caracol last night
Meanwhile, over in Ecuador…
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