As you may recall, Colombian authorities dealt a huge blow to the FARC by killing its #2 guy and seizing 15 laptops, which will surely reveal much valuable intelligence on the criminal/terrorist organization. Here’s my article at Real Clear World:
FARC’s Military Leader: He Died With His Boots On
Wine Wars – Argentina vs. Chile
The former guerrilla set to be the world’s most powerful woman
Brazil looks likely to elect an extraordinary leader next weekend. “The world’s most powerful woman?” Makes you wonder if the fool ever hear of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Juan Forero reports: Brazil quickly becoming a player in the global economy
Mono Jojoy goes down
We are supposed to conclude that Cuba is no longer a threat to global stability and that Fidel is a reformed tyrant. But how believable is a guy whose revolution all but wiped out Cuba’s tiny Jewish community of 15,000, and who spent the past 50 years supporting the terrorism of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, Syria, Libya and Iran? And how does Castro explain Venezuela, where Cuban intelligence agents run things, Iran is an ally and anti-Semitism has been state policy in recent years? Mr. Goldberg doesn’t go there with Fidel.
It also is passing strange that we hear nothing from Mr. Goldberg about poor Alan Gross. Mr. Gross, a U.S. government contractor and a Jew, has been languishing in a Cuban prison since December. His crime: distributing computers to a handful of Cuban Jews who want to establish contact with the diaspora. Is that any way to show love for the Jewish people?
It never seems to cross Mr. Goldberg’s mind that he is being used in a manner Communists first learned at Lenin’s knee. Or perhaps he is happy to be useful. In a follow-up post he explains that since Fidel is not as bad as Pol Pot, Cubans should stop complaining.
Goldberg in turn says Mary’s “unhinged” because, after all, the Jews were not exterminated and can travel to Israel…only with permission of the government, Jeffrey.
Lots of developments on the Chevron case:
Subpoena Looms for Attorney in Chevron Case
Protecting the Journalists
Ejército captura a líder operativo de Los Zetas
La Sedena refirre que José Angel Fernández, ‘El Pelón’, supuestamente estuvo involucrado en el ataque con bombas incendiarias en agosto al bar ‘Castillo del Mar’, en Cancún
Not To Be Found In David
DNA paternity test clears Paraguay leader Fernando Lugo
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo did not father a child with a woman who is suing him in a paternity case, DNA results have shown h/t The Latin Americanist.
My fellow compatriots, it looks like we better get ourselves new birth certificates:
State, feds won’t honor old Puerto Rican birth certificates
In New Jersey, Puerto Rico natives will soon need new birth certificates to get driver’s licenses, passports
In Pennsylvania, PennDOT sets limit on Puerto Rican birth certificates
Venezuela a Hotbed of Anti-Semitic Rantings by the Governing Elites
Hugo Chávez outdoes even Iran in fostering the most nauseating kind of anti-Semitism among the ruling elites while pushing comical conspiracy theories about the Jews.
Illegal immigration is no joke
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Chavez loses supermajority
Venezuela: National Assembly elections today VIDEO #S26
‘The Most Important Blow Ever Against the FARC’
That quote from Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos refers to the death in battle of Mono Jojoy, the terrorist rebel group FARC’s most senior military commander.
Brookings: Legalizing pot in Mexico not panacea
Whoa! FARC chief killed
Lula skips the UN, heads to G20