Ecuador has hired Credit Suisse to arrange meetings with fixed-income investors in the UK and the US beginning on April 4, according to two market sources.
Non-deal because Ecuador defaulted on US$3.2billion of debt in December 2008, and it’ll take quite a bit of tap dancing and some really high (pie in the sky, perhaps?) interest rates for incurably gullible optimists to buy Ecuadorian debt, and hope it doesn’t default.
“A journalist from Argentina misunderstood me and wrote a news piece in an Argentine paper quoting me as stating categorically that the islands belong to Argentina. I said nothing of the kind.”
In the actual interviews Waters qualified his remarks by saying it was a complicated situation and the Falkland Islanders should have a say.
Then he went & met with Cristina,
During the 40 minute long meeting, the President and the musician did not discuss the Malvinas islands sovereignty, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo founding member Tati Almeyda said, following Waters’ comments regarding the disputed islands.
ROGER WATERS has applauded a Canadian band for reworking the PINK FLOYD classic ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL to use as a political anthem for Iranian youth.
Rockers Blurred Vision, founded by two exiled Iranian brothers, changed Waters’ lyrics to protest against the strict Islamic laws in Iran, where rock music is outlawed. In a reference to high-ranking religious clerics, the refrain was adapted to “Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!”
And Waters insists he is pleased with their efforts, insisting the band has been crucial in “the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal”.
Roger couldn’t leave well alone and conflated Iran with Gaza:
He says, “I applaud and support the resistance of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank to the repressive and brutal occupation they endure.”
After a much too brief respite from the cold weather we’ve been having, I’m waiting for the promised Global Warming to start.
As I wait, I’ve been wearing winter clothes under a winter coat in April, reminding people at dinner that this winter was so cold (how cold was it?) that young kids were contemplating skating on the canal all the way from West Windsor to Kingston (their mother put the kibosh on that idea), the Scouts are swearing never to go winter camping again, and the Weather Channel right now has some ugly pictures of blizzards in the Mid-West.
Which are heading East – it’s already snowing in upstate NY. Of course, it only stops snowing in upstate NY for three weeks, and then it starts again.
In a campaign without peacetime precedent, the media-entertainment-environmental complex is warning about global warming. Never, other than during the two world wars, has there been such a concerted effort by opinion-forming institutions to indoctrinate Americans, 83 percent of whom now call global warming a “serious problem.” Indoctrination is supposed to be a predicate for action commensurate with professions of seriousness.
As part of the indoctrination, the media’s doing its darnest to raise our awareness of global warming.
Then there are the concerts. (Will Pink Floyd get together again, and will they play uninterrupted by ads? But I digress.)
Apparently the point of these Gaiapalooza concerts is that they’ll raise awareness of global warming. You know, just in case you’ve never heard of it and require a seven-nation, 120-network Woodstock of warmening to bring you up to speed.
Venezuela lives in the real world, not in the make-believe world that some commenters create in order bash Chavez.
Chavez’s fiefdom, otherwise known as Venezuela, does not live in the real world. Instead the reputation of the country is in an ever decreasing curve thanks to the antics of its deranged militaristic president. Take for instance the issue with ethanol. Not long ago Chavez was all hyped and cheerful for he had signed 11 agreements with the Cuban dictator to develop the ethanol industry in Venezuela. He did the same with his other ‘partner’ Lula. Not a day had passed after the Texan offered trade and ethanol deals to the nations he visited, and we saw how the ‘green’ Chavez backpedaled in all his signed agreements and went as far as stating that he would make Lula reconsider Brazil’s position on the issue. The bearded pimp got out of his deathbed to lend a hand, all very… green should we say?