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The central-bank-grab Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

LatinAmerWelcome to this week’s Carnival. This week’s top story? After the pensions, Kirchner Grabs the Central Bank
Argentina’s monetary policy is now subject to the fiscal demands of the government. Citizens can look forward to more inflation
ARGENTINA
The Strange Case of the American Physicist Jailed in Argentina

Argentina’s economy
Piggy bank
Rootling around for cash

Argentina’s Carlos Menem faces bombing trial
Carlos Menem was president at the time of the attack
Former Argentine President Carlos Menem is to stand trial for allegedly obstructing an investigation into an attack on a Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires, officials have said.

Argentina threatens to sue banks helping Falklands oil explorers as trade war with Britain escalates
A group of British and American banks have been threatened with legal action by the Argentine government for advising and writing research reports about companies involved in the Falkland Islands’ £1.6bn oil industry.

How the U.S. Almost Betrayed Britain
Alexander Haig wanted Reagan to side with the Argentines over the Falklands, newly released papers show

BRAZIL
São Paulo’s metro
Not yet fit for a metropolis
Traversing Brazil’s biggest city gets a bit easier

Brazil: Da Silva Says Treatment for Throat Cancer Was a Success

CHILE
Chileans Mourn Death of Daniel Zamudio

Chile Earthquake 2012: 7.1 Magnitude Quake Strikes Country

COLOMBIA
Colombia: Attack Kills 36 Rebels

Colombia’s New Counterinsurgency Plan

CUBA
CNBC Story Touches the Third Rail of U.S.-Cuba Policy, Property Claims

POPE BENEDICT 16 CONTINUES SHAMELESS APPEASEMENT OF CUBA’S ATHEIST TRYANTS

The Pope missed a great opportunity

Cuban dissidents under siege in Cuba while MSNBC’S MITCHELL PRAISES CUBA’S SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE

EL SALVADOR
Elections in El Salvador and Belize
Separation of powers

FALKLAND ISLANDS
Thirty years after the Falklands war
Short, victorious war
On April 2nd 1982 Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands. The war Britain fought to recover them still colours domestic politics

Falklands Rises as Explosive Issue, Again

HONDURAS
Honduran authorities say at least 14 dead in prison fire following riot

Honduras Report and Photos, NYC Library Talk April 4, Miami Visit, Cuba, Haiti and Sudan, 74th Birthday (Yikes!)

MEXICO
Anti-Gun Groups Silent on Fast and Furious
Pressed by PJ Media, they refuse to condemn gun violence facilitated by the Obama administration
, via Silvio.

misLEDEing

Mexico’s presidential election
The man to beat
As the presidential campaign officially begins, time is running out to catch up with Enrique Peña Nieto

Public advertising in Mexico
The government’s deafening loudspeaker

PERU
A Race to Satisfy World’s Hunger for Chocolate

PUERTO RICO
Billions Lost In Tax-Refund Scam

Puerto Rico Names New Head of Police Department Amid Crime Wave, Scandals

Alejandro García Takes Lead in Puerto Rico Governor Elections: Poll

Thirteen percent of respondents said they would not vote in November and 12 percent were undecided.

VENEZUELA
Real Academia de la Lengua cita a la Constitución venezolana como ejemplo del mal uso del lenguaje

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez resumes Cuba cancer treatment, again.

Chavez Ready To Work His Magic On The Crime Problem

Venezuelan Struggle for Chavez Succession Breaks Into The Open, via Irish Spy.

Joel Hirst: Venezuela’s Political Prisoners

The week’s posts:
Carlos Eire on the Pope’s visit
Cuba: The Pope’s shameful trip UPDATE: Did Benedict see Chavez?
Cuba: Pope wants cooperation, protestor yells “down with Communism”
Air Force suspends Embraer contract pending investigation…
Pope now in Cuba, but will he visit Hugo?


The carnival week Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, February 20th, 2012

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, billionaire cement heiress and modern art patron, dies at 90

Asesinan a dirigente de segunda fuerza parlamentaria de Argentina

BELIZE
Immigrants in Belize
A Spanish accent
How foreigners are transforming a small English-speaking country

BRAZIL
Carnival,

Jennifer Lopez & Fergie Samba at Rio Carnival

Brazilian cardinal slams Euro-centric Catholic Church

CHILE
Oasis of Tiny Life Discovered Beneath Desert; no, no hobbits.

COLOMBIA
Colombia priests ‘hired own killers’ in suicide pact
Two Colombian priests who were found shot dead in the capital Bogota a year ago themselves hired the assassins who killed them, prosecutors say.

CUBA
Seven Lessons Cubans Can Learn
From the Taiwanese

ECUADOR
A Cry for Press Freedom

High Court Upholds Libel Suit in Ecuador

EL SALVADOR
Public Security In El Salvador: The Slide Towards Re-Militarization – Analysis


HAITI
Book review: Haiti’s history
Many trials and errors
A legacy of villains, inside and outside the country

HONDURAS
Honduras Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

Jails in Honduras
An avoidable tragedy
A horrific fire puts a long-overdue spotlight on prison conditions

LATIN AMERICA
Reich tells CPAC Obama admin must distinguish between friends and enemies in Latin America

MEXICO
Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 44 Dead

Mexico Posts Huge 3 Ton Sign on Border Reading, “NO MORE WEAPONS!”

Once the Needle Goes In It Never Comes Out

NICARAGUA
Administration Delegation to Nicaragua “Legitimizes Ortega,” Ros-Lehtinen Charges


PUERTO RICO
This ‘Diary’ rather incomplete

VENEZUELA
Henrique Capriles wins primaries in Venezuela, will face Chavez in October

Venezuela’s oil industry
Spilling over
An oil spill bodes ill for the president’s re-election campaign

The week’s posts:
Hey, Sean, how about Hugo’s homophobic, anti-Semitic propaganda?
“Cartels” as a misnomer
Val Prieto to Dana Milbank: I got your chimichanga right here
Chavez’z anti-Semitism pops up in the electoral campaign
Sean Penn {hearts} Cristina
Hezbollah in the tri-border area, Hezbollah in the tri-state area
Fortuño’s Plan to Energize Puerto Rico


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The first Monday in March Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your links added, please email me, faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.

Don’t miss this afternoon’s podcast at 2PM. My guest will be Michael Moynihan.

LATIN AMERICA
The Stanford affair: An $8 billion scandal goes a long way
The allegation of an $8 billion fraud against Sir Allen Stanford is causing financial worries across the region, not least in Antigua, home to his main bank

Del “Informe Mattarollo” a la increible corrupcion en YPFB

Piracy of movies, songs thriving in Latin America

ARGENTINA
Argentine Creditors Said to Swap 3.5 Billion Pesos of Loans

BELIZE
New scholarship holders from Belize to study in Cuba

BRAZIL
The Brazilian Amazon: Preventing pillage in the rainforest
A scheme to regularise land holdings in the Amazon forest faces many obstacles

COLOMBIA
En fotos: estas son las cavernas donde se escondía el ‘mono Jojoy’

Via IBD blog, Colombian VP: Add ecological devastation to cocaine’s toll

Spies in trouble: The domestic-intelligence agency is caught misbehaving again

Video: Colombia discovers Farc hideouts

CUBA
Castro’s New Republican Friends

Arturo Magín Colomar Puig, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 3/1/09

Ill Castro ‘takes walk in Havana’

Jeff Spicoli speaks…

Sanctions, Keeping Things in Perspective

The new Che, same as old

Raúl welcomes special French envoy

ECUADOR
Ecuador’s Borja Says Dollarisation is ‘Faltering.´ I Wonder What He Means — Do These Ecuadorean Officials Want a Weaker Currency Than the Dollar?

Ecuador Profits from Dirty Financial & Drug Crimes

Meltdown response: Ecuador erects trade barriers, WTO fears spread of protectionism; Ecuador’s response to crisis appears to be world’s toughest

MARTINIQUE
French PM says order to be maintained in Martinique

MEXICO
Mexico needs Obama’s eye

Mexico’s Foreign Embassies: A Terror Threat to America?
Travelers from Muslim countries are bribing Mexican foreign service workers for travel documents that will get them access to the U.S.

A Stimulus Plan for Mexican Gangsters
Obama’s promise not to crack down on medical-marijuana use raises the stakes for traffickers.

PUERTO RICO
In Puerto Rico, Less Is So Much More

UBS in Puerto Rico Pension Gets Fee Bonanza Seen as Conflicted

VENEZUELA
Journalists in Venezuela

Bananas

Leftist Hero Hugo Chavez Takes Control of Rice Plants

Food supply is tied to Brazil, Argentina and Colombia
From 2005 to 2008, the value of food imports heightened 299 percent

Command economy fails in Venezuela

Chavez sends army to rice plants
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take control of all rice processing plants in the country.

Arria versus Weisbrot: Debate at American University

What to Do about Hugo Chávez: Venezuela’s Challenge to Security in the Americas

Chavez Orders Takeover of Venezuelan Rice Mills

Chávez, Ahmadinejad y la nueva “crisis de los misiles”

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The first 2009 Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included in next Monday’s Carnival please email me, faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.

Last week Cuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Communist revolution. Please check the posts listed under Cuba below for a roundup of articles and posts.

Tomorrow at 11AM Humberto Fontova will be my podcast guest and he’ll talk about the anniversary; in today’s podcast I’ll touch on Bolivia’s new TV station, sponsored by Iran and Venezuela, Argentina’s change shortage, and other headlines.

ANTIGUA-BARBUDA
Antigua-Barbuda opposition criticises PM for taking funds from Venezuela

ARGENTINA
Argentina Is Short of Cash – Literally
Spare some change?

Buenos Aires Becomes IT-Wise
Buenos Aires invites ITC businesses to set up in its forthcoming world-class Technology District.

BELIZE
US Southern Command donates equpment to Belize

Equipment valued at US$27,000 was recently handed over to Belize’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). Ceremonies were held at NEMO’s Warehouse in Belmopan.

The equipment includes more than 500 folding beds commonly referred to as cots and more than 100 sleeping bags. This most recent donation is from the United States Southern Command, based in Miami.

On hand to make the presentation was United States Ambassador to Belize, Robert Deiter. In making the presentation, Deiter said the US, in assisting in the area of management this year alone, made other donations recently to the Belize Defence Force and the National Coast Guard, in addition to training in several villages across the country.

Deiter stated that he is proud of his Mission’s work with NEMO in a region where disasters can and do strike/

BOLIVIA
Catholics oppose Bolivia control freak government

Morales inaugurará diario y canal del Estado con ayuda de Irán y Venezuela

BRAZIL
The samba beat, with missteps: It may be the rising power in the Americas but Brazil is finding that diplomatic ambition can prompt resentment

Confiança da indústria é a menor desde outubro de 1998, diz FGV Business confidence at its lowest since October 1998, via Market Memorandum

CHILE
Chile, interest rates, inflation, Bachelet and the central bank

COLOMBIA
Colombia mata a un Jefe de Finanzas de las FARC y a sus 4 escoltas Colombia kills FARC finance boss and his 4 bodyguards.

Colombia’s Leader Digs In
After U.S.-Backed Successes, Uribe Weighs Extending Reign

Helping the Hostage-Takers: Switzerland and the Reyes Computer Files (English translation)

CUBA
Abused

50 years with Fidel Castro: how many more years of misery for Latin America?

MSM Report Card for stories about 50th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution

Grief Marks Anniversary of Triumph of Castro, via The Corner

Cuban Stalinism at 50–and the Media Lies Continue

Cuba’s Long Black Spring: Video

Castro’s Cuba at 50

“It goes without saying”

One hell of an achievement

Shame on U.S. Media for Idolizing Che Guevara

Cuban Stalinism at 50–and the Media Lies Continue

The Cuban revolution at 50: Heroic myth and prosaic failure

Ill winds: Hurricanes have added to the woes of the downturn

Where’s the “patria o muerte”?

WaPo’s Booth Hails ‘Half-Century of Revolution’ in Cuba

Commemorating 50 Lousy Years

Two new films out this month give the full Hollywood treatment to two very different military and political heroes.

Castro’s One ‘Hell’ of an Achievement

In Cuba, Cellphone Calls Go Unanswered
Growing Ranks Use Coveted Device for Less Costly Paging, Texts

Communism, Socialism Paradise, Cuba

Humberto Becerra Alfonso, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 1/4/09

Historia de una jinetera

ECUADOR
Equador determina pagamento de parte da dívida com o BNDES Ecuador paid $28.1 million of its $243 million loan to Brazil’s National Economic and Social Development Bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), while Rafael Correa still says the loan is “illegal.” (h/t Market Memorandum)

MEXICO
In Mexico, Hope Lies With the Voters Leon Krauze’s Segunda Edicion broadcasts today at 2PM Mountain time.

Mexicanas sucumben al “sex appeal” de los narcos

Beauty Queen Busted

Mexican criminal insurgency may spread to US

NICARAGUA
Nicaragua’s broken democracy

PANAMA
Home invasion in Boquerón

Elogia en La Habana a la revolución cubana Panamanian president Martín Torrijos praises the Cuban revolution in Havana.

PARAGUAY
¿El pueblo del Che Guevara? – por Eduardo Quintana

PERU
Shining Path Terrorists Threaten to Expand Attacks in Peru

PUERTO RICO
Trump development in Puerto Rico to be eco-friendly

Yahoo says Puerto Rico in top ten of world’s favourite destinations

ST KITTS-NEVIS
Hanging them high: Don’t bother to reform, just execute

VENEZUELA
An open letter to the critics of the HRW report on Venezuela

2008: the year Hugo Chavez lost his democratic fig leaf

Socialism with cheap oil: Hugo Chávez embarks on a race against the impending impact of world recession

Venezuela halves travelers dollar allowance to $2,500

Chavez After the Oil Boom, also at Caracas Chronicles

The Wizards of Oil: As prices fall, so do the ambitions of Vladimir, Hugo and Mahmoud.

Tras 10 años de Gobierno, se le ocurre “reducir la dependencia del petróleo”

Estos son los nuevos aviones que comprará Hugo Chávez

US POLITICS
Housing Push for Hispanics Spawns Wave of Foreclosures

Special thanks to Ada, Eneas, Larwyn, Maggie and the Baron.

This week’s podcasts and posts
Denny and “the governor of all Puerto Ricans”
The disaster that is the Cuban revolution
Two photos
At Real Clear World Blog: Venezuela: 2008 in Review
Cuba: A Photograph as Metaphor


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The Brazilian diplomacy Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your posts included in the next Carnival, please email me, faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.

This week’s big story: Brazil continues its ascendance as a diplomatic powerhouse for the hemisphere. Last week thirty-three countries met in Brazil for the first Latin American and Caribbean Summit on Integration and Development. Today president Lula hosts French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who’s visting the country to bring about bilateral cooperation in several areas, including the production of defense submarines. I’ll be discussing Sarko’s visit in today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern, which you can listen to here.

LATIN AMERICA
Via Pat, Latin America’s Deafening Silence by Jorge Castañeda.

Interesting post (in Spanish) on the UnoAmérica pro-democracy NGO meeting in Bogota; their website here.

Only in Argentina

ARGENTINA
Nestor Kirchner is unwell

Argentina and the drug trade

Confuso triple juego hispano-ruso-argentino

ATFA Condemns Ecuador’s Debt Default Decision Defaulting on Foreign Debt

Austroraptor cabazai: They Just Don’t Make Big Scary Dinosaurs Like They Once Did

Argentina Seizes Assets of Iranian Terrorist-Diplomat

BELIZE
Commentary: One Belizean’s perspective on agreement between Belize and Guatemala

BRAZIL
Slide show: Brazilians in Ireland

Comments on Bloomberg News’ Brazil Defence Story

Brazil Fails to Earmark Budget Money for Sovereign Wealth Fund

The Ultimate Guide to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu- 101 Resources to Help Anyone Learn the Gentle Art

CHILE
FruityRumPunch update

COLOMBIA
Pass FTA and amend Plan Colombia

Combined with a revamped Plan Colombia, the FTA can then promote both human rights and the overall quality of life in Colombia. One of the loudest proponents for the FTA is Asocolflores, Colombia’s flower exporters association. Dependent on the U.S. market, its companies employ 200,000 Colombians. This and other export industries create jobs and opportunities that provide poor Colombians alternatives to growing coca, the plant used to make cocaine.

Real change will not come from bulletproof armor, helicopters, and tanks, but will depend on Colombia’s institutional capabilities and the economic opportunities it can offer its citizens. The United States should focus Plan Colombia on improving justice and human rights, and pass the FTA to improve economic opportunities for both countries’ citizens. President-elect Obama’s campaign promised change; our regional partners could use some, too.

COSTA RICA
New World Post-pandemic Reforestation Helped Start Little Ice Age, Say Scientists

CUBA
Russian warships bound for Cuba in new show of strength

Blogger and Castro kin clash on the Web

Journalist Guillermo Fariñas kidnapped by Castro’s goons

EL SALVADOR
Will El Salvador Veer Left?

MEXICO
Iraq is safer than Mexico

Mexico – US – Italy cocaine connection

NICARAGUA
Now Nicaragua can’t just blame the Empire

PANAMA
The Dry Season Has Arrived

PARAGUAY
¿Quiere Lugo imitar a Salvador Allende? – ABC Color

PUERTO RICO
Pharma-Bio acquires assets and operations in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico governor elect heads to New York to meet with credit agencies

TOBAGO
Now that the price of fuel is down, airline carriers are returning to the region: Non-stop Delta service returns to Tobago

VENEZUELA
OPEC cuts production, Venezuela lies, oil drops yet again

The Chavez permanent show: 170 hours of cadena

HRW v Hugo Chavez et sycophants

Yet another Russia-Venezuela joint venture: Government to install gold refinery at Las Cristinas – Venezuela

Chavez After the Oil Boom

Chavez Latin America Allies Escalate Rhetoric on Debt

Venezuela’s foreign policy loses its gas

AMERICAN POLITICS
Fixing Border Security

ENTERTAINMENT
Che Guevara was a murderer and your t-shirt is not cool

Special thanks to Ada, the Baron, Eneas, Larwyn, Maria, Maggie and SamK.

This week’s posts and podcasts
Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions
Latin America: Summits and Crisis, at Real Clear World blog
Report: Drug cartels move beyond borders
From the Mexican war zone: Kidnapping Negotiator Is Now a Victim in Mexico
Latin American and Caribbean Summit on Integration and Development excludes Bush, as China, Russia loom

Listen to Faustas blog on internet talk radio

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The Interpol report Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, May 19th, 2008

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.

The week’s big story:
INTERPOL’s forensic report on FARC computers and hardware seized by Colombia (via Feathers blog) verified the validity of the laptop, files and information found by Colombian forces in the Ecuadorian camp of the FARC’s Raul Reyes. The information confirmed that Chavez is working with the FARC.

Interpol puts Chavez, Correa on the spot

The Interpol “day after”, a press review of Chavez links with the FARc and his histrionic abilities

The FARC contacts

More links and commentary listed by country.

Website of the week
Noticias 24

ARGENTINA
Vegetarians Have A Stake in Buenos Aires

BELIZE
A $10 million mystery: What connects the deputy-chairman of the [UK's] Conservative Party with Hugo Chávez?

BRAZIL
Brazil Joins Front Rank Of New Economic Powers

Ghanaian drug baron arrested in Brazil

The Amazon
Marina marches off
Brazil’s minister for the Amazon resigns in frustration

CHILE
Not so shiny
How an excess of political stability can get in the way of good government

COLOMBIA
Via Instapundit, The Case for Colombia

FARC Terror Group Opens German & Swiss Branches

It’s A Small International Workers Paradise After All! ObamaInternationalistas Ayers/Jefe Chavez/FARC & Etc.

Interpol Confirms: US Democrat Was Secretly Working With FARC To Undermine Colombian Government

Colombia’s paramilitaries
Free trade in thugs
Getting tougher with right-wing warlords

Colombia Ups Ante on Free Trade Agreement

Uribe Calls Pelosi’s Bluff

Hugo: No US base in Colombia or I’ll go to war

CUBA
Val Prieto’s been blogging the CubaNostalgia conference. Go to Babalu Blog and scroll down. Here’s some of the fun:

Cuba: US passed dissidents private funds.

ECUADOR
Ecuador: Indígenas rompen con Correa y amenazan con “levantamiento” – Noticias24.com, via HACER.

That’ll be the day: Correa to quit if ties to FARC proven; also at Conterterrorism blog.

Las FARC contribuyeron con 100.000 dólares a la campaña de Rafael Correa

Chavez and Correa Must Go: FARC Materials Authentic

JAMAICA
Jamaica to benefit from multi-billion hotel projects

MEXICO
Mexico’s Oiling Days Are Numbered

U.S. developing radiation detectors for the Mexican border; more at SF Gate.

Drug violence in Mexico
Can the army out-gun the drug lords?
Four top police officers, and more than a hundred people, are killed over the course of a single week in drug-related shootings

NICARAGUA
Crece la tension en una Nicaragua donde Ortega luce cada dia mas acorralado

PANAMA
The poor relation
A bid to inject new life into Panama’s down-at-heel second city

PERU
Peruvian kid names US Presidents

PUERTO RICO
Losing racehorses killed in Puerto Rico

VENEZUELA
Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels: Officials Served as Middlemen With Arms Dealers, Files Show

Computer Verified, Chavez Implicated

More Evidence of Chavez Terror Ties (also at my post).

Wash your mouth with soap and water

More on the FARC-Chavez Connection

Informe Otalvora: Chavez apoya movimientos separatistas latinoamericanos – por Edgar C. Otalvora

Hugo Chavez calls Interpol “clowns”

The bizarre virtual world of the Chavez Government

Chavez: Sorry About That ‘Hitler’ Thing

Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well – Anti-Chavistas, That Is

Chavez: An empty revolution

Another Terror Sponsor Obama Has Promised to Meet: Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez beats breast

Venezuela seeks Latin American oil-for-food fund

Meeting with Americans in Venezuela, Chavez shows a kinder ‘comandante’

What to do with Chavez

Just what the world needs: “Venezuela seeks Latin American oil-for-food fund”

IMMIGRATION
Illegal in More Ways than One
Identity theft in America goes hand and hand with illegal immigration.
(I’ll be posting more on this article later today.)

U.S. Must rethink Latin America Relationship – by Richard Lapper

The assimilation factor, from The NY Sun.

Via Siggy, Companies targeted in federal marriage-for-citizenship sting

HUMOR
In Spanish – the fabulous Jaime Bayly, via Eneas

Bayly: reacción de Hugo Chávez ante Informe de Interpol 2

Special thanks to Larwyn, Eneas, Maria, Maggie and Laura.
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The Presidents’ Day Edition of the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, February 18th, 2008

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.

If you would like your posts included in the Monday carnivals, please email me the link: faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.

LATIN AMERICA
Investor’s Business Daily editorials on Latin America and Caribbean are a must-read.

Via 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

Via 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

Cuban Memorial

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

Venezuela’s Charades

US shrugs off Chavez threat over oil
Your word for the day, Mister Chavez, is ‘Fungible’
Paper tiger

In Spanish: 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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The last-Monday-in-January Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The ongoing maletagate case, where a suitcase full of Chavista money for the Argentinian Kirchner campaign was intercepted, continues to be at the top of the headlines. A Colombo-americana’s perspective (who I had the pleasure of meeting yesterday) has stayed on top of the story and has the latest here.

Chavez continues to threaten Colombia, claiming that Colombia and the US are about to invade Venezuela (see more links under both countries), while he also threatens Guayana. If that weren’t enough, he’s seizing food shipments.

If you would like your links on Latin America to be included in the Monday carnivals, please email me by Sunday evening: faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.

VIDEO
Isabella Rossellini talks about La fiesta del chivo

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Caribbean News

LATIN AMERICA
Sweet and Sour

IMMIGRATION
“Hispanic panic””as Arizona immigration crackdown bites

Zogby: American Public Sees Latin America through Narrow Immigration Lens

UPCOMING CONFERENCE
Cumbre iberoamericana de Prensa en Burgos el 30 de enero

ARGENTINA
Stop all the clocks

BELIZE
For many Belizeans, UDP winning this election is not the ending but the beginning

Belizean Musician Andy Palacio: A Remembrance

National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel has a section rating Caribbean Island destinations

BRAZIL
Wolf Pack: The survival of patronage politics

CHILE
Chile: Adventist media guru keeps country on communication edge

COLOMBIA
Colombia Hurled Into The Cold – with a kiss

Random musings on Colombia and Venezuela

Colombia refuses Chavez hostage efforts

Rice pushes Colombia free trade deal

Hugo Chavez, the key to political popularity

With An 80% Approval Rating Uribe Battles Democrats For Support

Hugo Chavez and the FARC boost Uribe’s popularity

OUTRAGE!… Congressional Democrats Continue to Give Loyal US Ally Colombia the Shaft

Politicians Fear Colombia-Venezuela Military Face-Off

CUBA
Join Lech Walesa & Help Support the Cuban People

Havana’s Martin Luther King Center Marks 20th Anniversary

Giuliani and Cuban refugees

ECUADOR
Ecuador Denies Letting FARC Leader Reyes Operate on Its Soil

GUYANA
Guyana deaths spark village anger

GUATEMALA
More from Intelligent Travel, Leave your heart in Guatemala

JAMAICA
Jamaican police report significant drop in drug mules

MEXICO
Tariffs and tortillas
Trade is not to blame for the poverty of Mexican farmers

NICARAGUA
Same As the Old Boss?

VENEZUELA
Arroz con leche

Don’t miss this post: Milk is Milk

Slum Lord

PETROLEOS DE VENEZUELA NOW ENGAGED IN MILK AND TUNA IMPORTS

Venezuelan troops seize food

Zimbabwe On the Caribbean

Whipsawed

Annals of Infiltration

Chavez Causes Exodus to Florida

The Chavez-FARC-Drug trafficking connection

Does Hugo Chavez’s NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) have something to do with his taste for coca and his martyr behavior? and Night of the Living Dead, which might explain the latest in TV entertainment: people praying at Chavez during his TV show, En Alo Presidente … rezaron ante Hugo Chavez

Chavez: Pull Reserves From US

Si un presidente está en la mira por su peligrosidad, ese es Hugo Chavez
Chavez entre las FARC y el narcotrafico

Announcement: Memorial Mass for Venezuela’s Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara in Washington DC

Special thanks to Maggie, Kate and Siggy for their support.

Blogging about the Carnival
A very special Carnival day
A Second Hand Conjecture
Obi’s Sister
Earn a Ph.D.d.F.
The end of Venezuela as I know it

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This week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

This week’s big stories: the governor of Puerto Rico claims that the massive Federal investigation on his wrongdoings is politically motivated, and Hugo gets farked by the FARC.

If you would like to have your posts included in the Carnival, please email me the link(s): faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.

New WEBSITE, and new FEATURE
Website: Net for Cuba International

Feature: The Cubanology Biweekly Report

ARGENTINA, VENEZUELA AND AMERICA
Slush and garbage
The imbroglio over a cash-stuffed suitcase

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo join the circus

CARIBBEAN
Audio: BBC Radio’s Caribbean Report

LATIN AMERICA
Pace of investment disappoints Latin America

HACER‘s weekly roundup.

BELIZE
Every time…

BOLIVIA
Bolivia’s Dilemma: Democracy v. Authoritarianism

Bolivia looking for heavy investment from oil firms

Second Venezuelan found with suspicious cash

BRAZIL
If redemption fails, you can still use the free bathroom
Edir Macedo and his Universal Church have prospered by offering a religion “of results” to the upwardly mobile

CHILE
Llaima volcano erupts in Chile

COLOMBIA
Colombia Says DNA Links Boy To Woman Held by Rebel Group

Camera, no action

Colombians getting it done

Bogota opens ‘museum of laziness’

A museum dedicated to laziness has opened in Colombia’s capital, Bogota.
The event features sofas placed in front of televisions, hammocks and beds – anything associated with the avoidance of work.

Sounds a lot like the Princeton Public Library, if you ask me…

COSTA RICA
Scientists discover three new species of salamanders in Costa Rica

CUBA
Cuban divorce is easy, housing is harder

Church and Stare: Cuban Style

El 8 a las 8

Don’t forget the axis of evil

ECUADOR
Failed and Incompetent Economist Correa Locks in Cuban Economic Model in Ecuador

A Tale of Two Cities: Ecuadorean Falls 47 Stories off Skyscraper and Lives; Alvaro Noboa Stumbles and is Abandoned

GUATEMALA
I Hate Monkeys And They Hate Me

MEXICO
Border stories

Via Maria, Tourists Shun Crime-Hit Mexico Beaches

NICARAGUA
Gearing up for the electoral season: Nica News for Jan 2

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Leader: FBI Probe Political
in Puerto Rico, the looming threat of an indictment may just help Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila hold onto power

Puerto Rico, Baby

Cockfights canceled due to import ban

Celebrate Three Kings’ Day

TRINIDAD and TOBAGO
Trinidad and Tobago says no to PetroCaribe deal

VENEZUELA
Chavez: Calmer, or just more Convincing?

Chavez “Forced To Reduce Speed Of March”

A new, refurbished, gentler Chavez. A new, reshuffled, more radical Cabinet

The Mighty And Their (Temporary) Fall

Behind Chávez Cabinet Shuffle

Joe Kennedy, Hugo Chavez and That Free Heating Oil

US Democrats Pay Tribute To FARC Terrorists

Chavez punk’d by the FARC: Clara Roja’s son was in Colombia all along
Chavez gest farked by the FARC once agan

A FARC’ing Shame… Hugo Chavez Gets Punked

No Honor Among Thieves

The Students of Venezuela, Roaring Like Lions

The first casualty of tyranny is intelligence

Francisco Uson is Free; HRF’s First Prisoner of Conscience Conditionally Released

INFLATION CLOSES AT 22.5 PERCENT IN 2007, via Announcement: inflation, crime and a second break

Venezuela cuts three zeros off bolivar currency while I watched The Sopranos

Venezuela’s Chavez cools rhetoric after vote loss

A revolution? Awaiting Chavez’ changes

Holy Chavistas! Venezuela Violent Deaths Double Iraq’s Numbers

Is it safer to walk around in Baghdad than it is in Caracas? Hugo Chávez’s socialist “sea of happiness” resembles a war zone.
Where War Deaths Are Worst

The curse of the Pharaoh

Chavez’s Baby Rescue Operation is Stillborn

HUMOR
Hugo Chavez to Outlaw Capitalism In Venezuela

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For more Carnival fun, don’t miss Haveil Havalim 149: The Impediment to Peace Edition, and SheBlogs Carnival #11

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