The day-before-the-presidential-election Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

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
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
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

BRAZIL
Los planes de Lula para crear una nueva OEA sin EE.UU. pero con Cuba

Brazil’s Petrobras to search for oil offshore Cuba

CHILE
The writing on the wall
And it points to the right

Chile’s right-wing gains electoral ground

COLOMBIA
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”

CUBA
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
Ecuador terminates contract with Spanish oil company Repsol

Petroecuador OKs Transfer Of Rights From Petrobras To Teikoku

HONDURAS
Zelaya plays the Chávez card
Why Honduras wanted 4m light bulbs

JAMAICA
Jamaica may suffer … If US lifts Cuban embargo

MEXICO
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.

NICARAGUA
Political Unity and Violence Precede Nicaraguan Municipals

Nicaragua Wants New Russian Toys, Risks Breaching Compact With U.S. Taxpayers

PUERTO RICO
Exclusive Public Opinion Survey

VENEZUELA
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.

OTHER TOPICS
Spanish Verb Conjugation

Improving Verbal English Speech Patterns

US POLITICS
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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  1. US Election On Best Political Blogs » Blog Archive » The day-before-the-presidential-election Carnival of Latin America … Says:

    […] The day-before-the-presidential-election Carnival of Latin America … 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 Latin America, Emerging Market Funds Suffer Brunt Of Global … […]

  2. Pat Patterson Says:

    I have a Chilean, though soon to be American, friend whose parents sent her out of the country during the early Pinochet years. One of her cousins was thought to have “disappeared” until he was found when he showed up at the family estate after spending two months in France. She and all her family have voted the Socialist ticket in every election held since those days.

    But about a year ago she told me that whoever ran against Pres. Bachelet’s succesor from the Left she was planning on voting for, it appears, Pinera. I asked what brought about this turnaround and she remarked that it was, in order of damage done; Castro, Daniel Ortega (twice), Chavez, Kirschner, both Perons, Morales, Maurice Bishop and Correra. Her explanation was that if South America was lucky the countries would only elect incompetent socialists and if unlucky the murderous ones.