The Juan Boria Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
Juan Boria was an Afro-Puerto Rican poet, teacher and actor whose joyful performances on television I used to watch when I was a child growing up on the island. You couldn’t not have fun listening to him, even if sometimes you didn’t understand the words. I dedicate this Carnival to him, in thanks for the delightful moments his work still brings us. I have not found any YouTubes videos of his performances, only of his audios. Here’s one:
Vote for peace, vote for Santos?
The election results are a given, after the challenger stopped campaigning – he’s still in the ballot, though (video in Spanish)
Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez admitted to hospital in Mexico City
Colombian author, whose works have outsold everything in the Spanish language except the Bible, is being treated for lung and urinary infections
Move aside, president of Uruguay: We have a new ‘poorest world leader’. He’s still the worst-shod, though.
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) April 5, 2014
30 Spaniards have been arrested by forces loyal to the socialist administration of President Nicolás Maduro.
— #CalleSinRetorno #47 (@darksoldeath) March 30, 2014
Killing dissent? One of Leopoldo López’s aides, and the brother-in-law of an opposition mayor have been murdered. Matan a allegado de Leopoldo López y a cuñado de alcalde opositor
Un allegado del líder opositor venezolano Leopoldo López y un cuñado del alcalde del municipio caraqueño de Sucre, Carlos Ocariz, fueron asesinados en un parque de Caracas, se informó el domingo.
The week’s posts:
Ecuador: Pass the Ketchum
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
What Eich means