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The last Monday of 2009 Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, December 28th, 2009

LatinAmerWelcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

LATIN AMERICA
Via Gates of Vienna Newsfeed, OAS: THE HEMISPHERIC GOVERNMENT SHAPING YOUR FUTURE

Weapons of Freedom

Time For Latinos to Stand Against Illegal Immigration
And it’s up to the rest of us to give them the benefit of the doubt and stop assuming that their loyalties lie elsewhere
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BAHAMAS
Letter: Visitor safety in the Bahamas

BRAZIL
Via Islam in Europe, Brazil – More Halal beef for Arab countries

CHILE
Chile’s second transition

COLOMBIA
Colombia says Venezuela mistook Santa’s sleigh for US spy plane

FARC’s Plan to Booby Trap Colombia

CUBA
Camila and her wicker basket

Cuba human rights worsened in 2009 — activist

Fake autobiography of Fidel is on target, writes reviewer, herself a Castro scholar

Christian Pilgrims to Bethlehem Honor Che Guevara

CURACAO
Curacao: Case of missing US diplomat going cold

ECUADOR
Ecuador: Report Says U.S. Aided Attack On Rebels

HAITI
Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves

HONDURAS
Anybody seen Pati?

JAMAICA
Plane from D.C. overshoots runway in Jamaica; dozens injured

MEXICO
Family of Mexican marine slaughtered in revenge attack over raid that killed drug lord

PANAMA
Close quarters

PERU
Alan García cuestiona “angustia” de Evo Morales

VENEZUELA
2010 for Venezuela

How much does the Chavez Government have left in the parallel funds?

Via Islam in Europe, Chavez announces new discount ‘socialist’ stores

Chávez Accuses Netherlands of Plotting Aggression With the U.S.

The devil in a red tie

“¡ESTO NO PARECE NAVIDAD…!”

HUMOR:
Los mejores montajes del 2009 del Chiguirre Bipolar:

The week’s posts and podcasts:
Chávez threatens Toyota, GM
Zelaya’s Christmas at the Brazilian embassy
Boy reunited with Dad in Brazil
‘Bloggera’ y también tanguera

Land and oil rights in Peru: 15 Minutes on Latin America

Monday, June 15th, 2009

In today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern, a preview of today’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean, with the controversy over development of the Amazon in Peru.

Violence in Peru: today’s 15 Minutes in Latin America

Monday, June 8th, 2009

In today’s podcast at 11AM Eastern, a roundup of articles on the worst violence in Peru in a decade.

More links coming up in today’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Drug trafficking, nationalism and populism: The three enemies of Latin American democracy

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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Peruvian daily El Comercio celebrated its 170th anniversary with a symposium where they invited Peruvian president Alan Garcia, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, Chilean writer and diplomat Jorge Edwards, and Mexican historian Enrique Krauze, who participated via teleconference. Krauze was not allowed to fly into Peru due to restrictions on flights from Mexico because of the swine flu alert.

Vargas Llosa stressed that democracy can be perfected, and is a system that along with economic freedoms will allow Latin American countries to develop. Krauze stated that a society’s maturity is measured in the ways through which public debate improves. Edwards saw nationalism as a problem, to which Krauze agreed in the sense where nationalism is defined as greed for power as opposed to patriotism, the love of one’s roots. Krauze deplored the tendency towards divisiveness and confrontation among Latin American countries, adding that if only Chile, Peru and Bolivia would achieve brotherly relations, South America would achieve greater prosperity.

All three speakers agreed that drug trafficking, nationalism and populism are the three threats against Latin American democracy.

For prior posts on Krauze, Vargas Llosa and Edwards, please click the links on their names below.