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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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Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean: The post-Venezuelan-referendum edition

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

With Hugo in the headlines again, the Carnival goes on.

If you have a chance, please listen to last night’s 1/2hr podcast on the Venezuelan referendum.

SPANISH LANGUAGE BLOG OF THE WEEK:
Basta de apartheid en Cuba

POSTS ON LATIN AMERICA IN GENERAL;
How to enjoy traveling abroad

Venezuela: A Political Storm Rages Over the Andes

MS-13 Creeps Into Canada: Documentary videos at LiveLeak.

Hugo and Raul, Chew on This … OohRah!

ARGENTINA
Really intact Dinosaur found

ARUBA:
Brothers in Holloway case walk away from jails — again

COLOMBIA
Force, Not Talk

Proof of FARC captives’ survival

Is S. America a terrorist incubator?

CUBA

“His family in Puerto Rico had to send him the medicine”

Bloggers United for Cuban Liberty

Are you afraid of ghosts?

Media: Cuba is a Demcracy, Right?

ECUADOR
Ecuador’s Correa’s communist freak show in Montecristi

JAMAICA
This is not news

MARTINIQUE:
Tremor in Martinique

NICARAGUA
Nica news for Nov 27

Nica news for Dec 1

PANAMA
Thinking about Santa and Panama

PUERTO RICO
Beauty queen ‘wasn’t pepper sprayed’

VENEZUELA:
The Limits of 21st-Century Socialism

Via Human Rights Foundation,
Caracas Nine:

HRF Seeks Protection for Leader of Student Movement in Venezuela; Yon Goicoechea is “Caracas Nine” Dissident #2

The Path to Self-Destruction

Here are a few links to recent posts on Venezuela:
On Election Eve, Chavez Ally Turns Against Him

US Senator Carl Levin Rejects Chavez Allegations of Interference

Venezuela Loses Its Mind – And Its Freedom!

Chavez cuts ties to Columbia, Threatens to expel US Diplomat

The Left Begins Venezuelan Black (DGI/DISIP-driven) Op

Chavez’s Ex Apologizes for His Government

Is Chavez Hurt by His Incessant Insults?

Why Chavez is a Leftist Hero

Useful idiocy personified

The President in his Labrynth

Hugo Chavez: The Musharaff of South America

Hugo Chavez’s Most Dangerous Enemy? It’s Chavez Himself

Hugo Chavez and his Allies are State Sponsors of Terror

Al-Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reporting from Venezuela finds discontent among Chavez’s base:

BLOGGING ON THE CARNIVAL:
A colombo-americana’s perspective
ECrisis

Prior posts and roundups from the last 7 days:
Hugo’s meltdown, at IBD
Wednesday: Countdown to Tyranny
Thursday: Today’s Countdown to Tyranny
The “Blame the CIA Game” is back!
Friday: Countdown to Tyranny: Last-minute Chavista Propaganda Offensive
Countdown to Tyranny: The day before the vote
Election day roundup

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