Welcome to the Presidents’ Day Edition of the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Today’s big news:
Venezuela seizes 1/2 ton milk and chicken from clinic, thereby showing how price controls don’t work and encourage hoarding and black markets, and continuing Hugo’s fight against private health care. The news was listed under the “Oddly Enough” category but when it comes to Venezuela, it’s never oddly enough: after nationalizing the oil industry, Chavez is threatening to create a tax on windfall oil profits.
As I said, it’s never oddly
enough when it comes to Hugo.
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LATIN AMERICA Investor’s Business Daily editorials on Latin America and Caribbean are a must-read.
Instapundit, Why does Obama hate NAFTA?
ARGENTINA Party time: Nelson Kirchner tries to rule Peronism
BELIZE The squid and the whales
BRAZIL Christ statue struck by lightning
CHILE Chile to continue working with Peru despite border dispute
Felipe Aguilar puts Chile on golfing map
COLOMBIA War of the roses
CUBA “Main Stream Media
Cuba demands US gives back Guantanamo Bay
Cuba to send 4 jailed dissidents into exile
the Cuba Archive, Crosses honor Castro’s foes
Too close to the truth!
Old dirt that’s new news to me: Castro, Clinton, Cabrera, Mannerud
Where’s the youth?
DOMINICA Dominica, PetroCaribe, and Chavez
ECUADOR ALLIANCE for Progress only Boosts State Kleptocrats and Marxists
MEXICO The Mexican President Visits America
Barak Obama and Change
Tom Tancredo’s letter to Felipe Calderon
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission: Big, expensive and weirdly spineless
Blast near Mexico City police HQ
Mexico arrests top drugs suspect
NICARAGUA Nicaraguan leader calls Obama’s campaign ‘revolutionary’
Obama gets another endorsement
Hope is like bottled water
PERU Peru’s hotel industry: Killing the tourism goose
PUERTO RICO Via Instapundit, P.R. Firm: San Juan For The Money, Two For The Show
VENEZUELA Crude Chavez
The unanimity against Tascon: Stalinism in Venezuela
Two posts I missed last week:
On SEMANA’s Expose of “Chavez’s own Montesinos”: War by ALL Other Means?, and On Iran’s Increasing Influence in Latin America
George Washington Statue Bombed in Caracas
CBS’s Rodriguez Asks Chavez’s Ex-Wife: ‘Is He a Communist?’ and Marisabel on CBS. Too bad Rodriguez doesn’t read my blog or he would have known that Chavez officially declared himself a Communist a year ago.
Valentine’s Day in Caracas
US shrugs off Chavez threat over oil Your word for the day, Mister Chavez, is ‘Fungible’ Paper tiger
Violaron el blog de Alexis Marrero. Lo amenazan de muerte Blogger Alexis Marrero gets death threats while his blog is hacked.
Reaction and revolution: Students are the revolution
An introduction to a lie
Two of my posts,
Obama wants to talk to Chavez and in the podcast (you can listen to the podcast here).
ENTERTAINMENT Meet the low-budget movie star
And a beautiful rendition of Vete de mi
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