Talking with Silvio Canto, Jr., about US-Latin America: Cuba-Venezuela, elections in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina & more, archived for your listening convenience.
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on Venezuela & US-Latin America stories of the week with Silvio Canto, Jr.; live at 8PM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience.
Talking about Iran in Latin America, Argentina PLUS other stories with Silvio Canto, Jr. Live at 10AM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience.
Live at 10AM Eastern, and archived for your listening convenience, in Silvio Canto’s podcast, talking about the LatAm stories of the week.
Today at 1PM Eastern I’m in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about the US-Cuba talks, Argentina and other US-Latin America issues of the week with Jorge Ponce.
I was in Rick Moran’s podcast last night talking about the GOP playing chicken with Homeland Security funding with Noah Rothman of Hot Air.
Both podcasts are archived for your listening convenience.
Daniel Duquenal is running a series of posts analyzing Venezuela’s situation. Go here for links.
Over in Bolivia, Evo Morales, following Cristina Fernandez’s example in Argentina, is resorting to thieving private pensions, since he’s running out of money now that oil prices are down.
It’s his third term, so he’s declared himself planetary leader at the Tiwanaku ruins, just for show:
Today in history, Feb 18, 1964:
United States punishes nations for trading with Cuba
The United States cuts off military assistance to Britain, France, and Yugoslavia in retaliation for their continuing trade with the communist nation of Cuba.
Nowadays we send hashtags instead.
on Argentina, Venezuela, and other Latin American stories with host Silvio Canto, Jr.
in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about Venezuela, Argentina . . . and Univision.
Live at 1PM, and archived for your listening convenience.
with host Silvio Canto, Jr., and archived for your listening convenience.
I was Rick Moran’s co-host in last night’s podcast. discussing The Opening to Cuba: What do Cuban Americans Think? with Silvio Canto, Jr.
Related to the topic,
The Real Cost of Castro Inc.
If relations are fully normalized, American tourist dollars would pour into companies owned by the Castro regime, since tourism is controlled by both the military and General Raul Castro, warns the Cuba Transition Project (CTP).That means rum, tobacco, hotels and resorts are all owned and operated by the regime and its security forces. Cuba’s dominant company is the Grupo Gaesa, founded by Raul Castro in the nineties and controlled and operated by the Cuban military, which oversees all investments. Cuba’s Gaviota, run by the Cuban military, operates Cuba’s tourism trade, its hotels, resorts, car rentals, nightclubs, retail stores and restaurants. Gaesa is run by Raul’s son-in-law, Colonel Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez-Callejas.
The number of foreign companies doing business in Cuba have been cut by more than half since the 1990s, to 190 from some 400. Reasons include: Being forced to partner with army-controlled groups; hire workers through state agencies; and the freezing of bank deposits. Complaints have poured in from former senior executives at Dow Chemical, General Mills, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Bacardi, American Express Bank, PepsiCo, Warner Communications, Martin Marietta Aluminum and Amex Nickel Corporation. Iberia, Spain’s national airline which at one time accounted for 10% of foreign commerce with Cuba, killed its Havana routes because they were unprofitable.
Carlos Eire was not in the podcast, but you should read how he’s Dealing with anti-Cuban-American vitriol on Christmas Eve