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The postponed Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, September 5th, 2011

After last week’s Carnival got postponed due to hurricane damage, the Carnival is back, on Labor Day!

This week’s featured article is on the Cuban Communist regime’s war on freedom: Castro vs. the Ladies in White
Rocks, iron bars and sticks are no match for the gladiolas and courage of these peaceful Cuban protesters.

ARGENTINA
Brush fires in Argentina: No logran controlar varios focos de incendio en Córdoba
El gobierno provincial combate las llamas en la zona de Punilla y en Traslasierra, pero no consigue extinguir las llamas

Argentina Debates Foreign Land Buys

BRAZIL
China tries to win over Brazilian consumers

Brazil’s economy
Changing direction
Fiscal tightening, monetary loosening

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Are Tax Havens Moral or Immoral?

CHILE
Chile: All 21 aboard crashed military plane died

COLOMBIA
Brazil and Colombia
Less far apart
A wary friendship begins

CUBA
Hezbollah in Cuba for Attacks on Israeli Targets in the Americas

Cuba’s Terror Smoking Gun

Blogger sends uncensored news to Cuban cell phones
A Spanish blogger said the Cuban government cannot block or censor texts he’s sending to cell phones on the island.

Hello USA: Was it really 47 years ago?

Alan Gross: An American Prisoner in Cuba
The Castro government should not receive any concessions until USAID worker Alan Gross is released.

Castro regime marks another Sunday of repression

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
As Refugees From Haiti Linger, Dominicans’ Good Will Fades

ECUADOR
Chevron says rule of law no longer exists in Ecuador

JAMAICA
Jamaican Kingpin Pleads Guilty in New York

MEXICO
GunWalker Cover-Up Comes Apart At The Seams, and White House Cover-up Makes Continuation of Fast and Furious Investigation Imperative

More Confusion, Now From the F.T.

Mexico Sets Guinness Record for Largest Folk Dance Performance

Not surprisingly, Casino arson massacre in Mexico may be rooted in corruption

Fox’s “plan” in Mexico

The Rise of the Cult of Death
The origins of the Santa Muerte are a mystery even to adherents.

PANAMA
Panama’s ruling alliance is dead

Sunday Morning in the Park

PERU
Peru’s new government
Mining and the man
A calm start for Humala
. Mining, in the hands of a culture minister who’s a singer – what could go wrong?

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico businessman accused in $7M money laundering case

Ronald Fernandez, Scholar on Plight of Puerto Ricans, Dies at 67

VENEZUELA
Plastics

The Fonden Papers Part V: More Information Suddenly Available

The week’s posts,
New rumors on Fidel Castro
Tuesday night tango: 2011 Salon world championships
Plan Colombia?

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The gold Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Argentina’s presidential election
Fait accompli

BOLIVIA
La Evonomics y la “crisis del capitalismo”

CAYMAN ISLANDS
When an American Company Redomiciles to the Cayman Islands, What Lesson Should We Learn?

COLOMBIA
Colombia cashes in on ‘.co’ Internet domain
The ‘co.’ Internet domain in Colombia is a lure for companies in Florida looking for new website addresses.

Colombia’s Operation Stairway and the secret agent who carried it out

CUBA
‘Rise of the Apes’ Director: Film’s Hero Inspired by Che Guevara

Castro dictatorship celebrates Fidel’s birthday with more violent repression

More PR Shame: Associated Press Cooperates With Dictatorial Propaganda Machines

ECUADOR
EXCLUSIVE: Emilio Palacio presents video evidence that President Correa gave order to fire on police

EL SALVADOR
Violence in El Salvador, El Salvador’s gangs joining the drug trade:

GUATEMALA
Guatemala’s presidential election
The final word on the first lady

HONDURAS
Drug Traffickers’ Paradise

No-fly Zone Proposed for Northeastern Honduras

MEXICO
MAN DISMEMBERED IN ACAPULCO, PIECES OF BODY FOUND IN TOWN, via GoV

The Buffer Between Mexican Cartels and the U.S. Government

Operation Fast and Furious Weapons Found at Scenes of Violent Crimes in the U.S.

VIDEO: Mexico’s security spokesman speaks to Al Jazeera

PANAMA
A Panama historic district battles development boom
In a city that’s run out of room to grow, residents of a historic district wonder if the old seawall can hold back progress
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PARAGUAY
El paraguayo Zanotti tercero en el abierto checo de golf

PERU
Los mayores enemigos de Ollanta Humala son sus dos hermanos

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico edges closer to U.S. voting rights

Puerto Ricans’ chances of winning a right to vote in U.S. elections are as close now as at any time in American history. A First Circuit Court of Appeals decision last week has set up the conditions needed for the Supreme Court to review the possibility of voting rights for Puerto Rico’s four million residents.

The appeals court deadlocked 3-to-3 on whether to hear a case in which a lower court already denied Puerto Ricans a right to vote. A tied vote means any previous rulings are left to stand.

Hurricane Irene Slams Puerto Rico Twitter hashtag #Irene

VENEZUELA
Venezuelan emissaries reported to be aiding talks between Qaddafi and rebels

Libya rebels claim Gaddafi is fleeing to Venezuela

S&P Cuts Venezuela’s Credit Rating; Outlook Stable, via Joy.

S&P last to downgrade Venezuela to B level

The week’s posts and podcasts,
Where’s the Colombia FTA? Sitting on the President’s desk
You, too, can wear Hugo on your feet
Gold rush: Chavez to nationalize gold industry
Say hello to the Canada-Colombia FTA
Is Cuba going capitalist?
Ecuador’s assault against free press

At the Green Room, Ahmadinejad to visit Caracas, Venezuela to move its gold

At Conservative Commune, Gold Rush: Chavez to Nationalize Venezuela’s Gold Industry

Podcasts:
Silvio Canto’s
Political Vindication

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The first 2010 Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 4th, 2010

LatinAmerWelcome to the first Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean of 2010. I hope you had a joyful holiday season and wish you a prosperous and happy year.

LATIN AMERICA
U.S. diplomacy stumbles in Latin America
The Obama presidency was expected to herald closer ties after years of perceived neglect under Bush. But relations have soured amid the Honduran coup and Iran’s increasing ties in the region.

A Look Back at U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere

Wal-Mart Picks New Latin American Chief

BRAZIL
This week’s must-read: 2010 for Latin America (the failure of Lula?)

Brazil Steers an Independent Course
Washington needs to rethink its assumptions on South America.

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Investors could only lose in Goldman’s Caymans deals

COLOMBIA
Álvaro Uribe’s Colombia
Not yet the promised land: A safer and richer country, but one that needs more jobs and better socioeconomic policies—as well as constant vigilance

Bombardment kills at least 18 Colombian rebels. Rebels my foot. They were terrorists.

CUBA
Why they want to end the embargo NOW!

The color of the highway

The New York Times: Carrying Water For Castro, Again
An inexcusable piece hails a Cuban musician’s Castro-approved visit to the States. No mention that Cuban dissidents receive beatings instead of visas.

A Black Market Finds a Home in the Web’s Back Alleys

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dominican Police colonels jailed as Puerto Rican fugitive case widens

ECUADOR
The B-Cast: Ecuador, Hollywood & Trial Lawyers vs. Chevron = Liberal Hypocrisy

GUATEMALA
Hoping Luis makes it: OMG, I may be going to NASA’s Singularity University in 2010!

HONDURAS
2009 Rainfall Data, La Ceiba, Honduras

MEXICO
Earthquake near Mexicali

Drug Gangs: The Brutal Beast South of the Border

Insidious rise of Gulf Cartel
Interviews, files and court records trace a syndicate’s growth from small-time pot smuggling to a mega-empire with a hub in Houston

PUERTO RICO
Three Kings celebration observes birth of Christ

SURINAME
Racially charged violence claims lives in Suriname
A murder on Christmas Eve sparked vicious riots in the Surinamese town of Albina. Locals took to the streets battering, raping and even killing Brazilian and Chinese immigrants.

VENEZUELA
Highlights of Hugo Chavez’ wisdom in 2009

Invading Venezuela

NI GOBIERNO NI “OPOSICIÓN” PODRÁN FRENAR LO QUE VIENE…

Venezuela begins 2010 with electricity rationing
; Chavez’s ‘Bolivarian revolution’ appears to be getting results.

This week’s posts and podcasts:
Bolivia’s prez wants to produce Coca Colla
If it’s cold in Peru, it’s global warming
The insidious rise of the Gulf Cartel: 15 Minutes on Latin America

At Real Clear World:
Hugo Chávez: Now It’s Time to Annoy the Dutch

The Memorial Day weekend Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

ANTIGUA
Stanford asks judge for order to get records from receiver

ARGENTINA
Judge Refuses Bail to Buenos Aires Antisemites

BRAZIL
China, Brazil sign $10 billion loans-for-oil deal

Chavez looks to borrow from Brazil

Brazil’s Supreme Court: Where less is more
Reforms improve the judicial system

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Tax and the Cayman Islands
Grey skies in the Caribbean: The taxmen circle the white beaches

CUBA
Blogger “sit-in”

Voice of freedom from Cuba’s gulag

Juan Luis Rodríguez Desdín, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, 5/24/09

Did NewsBusters Help Cause Cuban Government to Back Down on Internet Prohibitions?

Jaime Bayly (in Spanish) talks about Spanish tourists going to Cuba instead of Mexico because of fear of swine flu:

ECUADOR
Correa sees, Correa does

Chevron Battling $27 Billion Lawsuit in Ecuador

Ecuador, Chevron and pollution: Justice or extortion? The hounding of an American oil company

GUATEMALA
Crime and politics in Guatemala: An indictment from the grave:
A murder foretold has convulsed Guatemala’s government. Its investigation will provide a test of whether or not Central America includes a failed state

HONDURAS
Nike targeted for Honduran labor abuses

MEXICO
A Grim View of Mexican Politics

Today’s video: see no evil, hear no evil

Dirty Politics

PARAGUAY
Notable Quotables: Lugo on celibacy

PERU
Peru’s worst nightmare: Ollanta Humala

HACER’s video (in Spanish) talking on Peru and Cuban myths:

PUERTO RICO
More on Acevedo Vila’s croneys:
Five Defendants Sentenced In Puerto Rico Corruption Case

TRINIDAD-TOBAGO
More pressure on Trinidad and Tobago president to resign

VENEZUELA
Venezuela again in the news, as Chávez closes Globovisión, and takes over more sectors of the economy.
Government closes Banco de Venezuela deal, another billion US dollars down the drain

Venezuela’s Hope of More Sway Dims as Riches Dip

Solidaridad con la resistencia del pueblo chavista

The Buffoon Meme

AMERICAN POLITICS
Obama math

This week’s posts and podcasts
Israel: Venezuela and Bolivia providing Iran with uranium
Obama’s silence on Chavez: Is Silence Consent?
Tourism in Cuba? 15 Minutes on Latin America
Disloyalty is costly for Hugo Chávez backers
Colombian senate agrees to Uribe referendum
At Real Clear World:
Third terms: No in Brazil, Maybe in Colombia

Special thanks to Eneas.