Posts Tagged ‘Cancun’

The second Monday in December Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Unilateral escapism
A collective state of misjudgment has swept across Latin America.

Why Latin America turned

Iran’s Dirty Game in the Western Hemisphere is a Symptom

Squirrel Alert in Buenos Aires!

Chile Prison Fire Kills 83

Chile’s prison tragedy


WikiLeaks: Colombia’s Uribe reached out to FARC

Colombia’s foreign policy
Seeking new friends
Juan Manuel Santos tries diplomacy

Via Melanie Phillips and ShrinkWrapped, United Nations: It’s Okay to Kill the Gay (emphasis added)

The tiny West African nation of Benin (on behalf of the UN’s African Group) proposed an amendment to strike sexual minorities from the resolution. The amendment was adopted with 79 votes in favor, 70 against, 17 abstentions and 26 absent.

A collection of notorious human rights violators voted for the amendment including Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, North Korea, Iran (didn’t Ahmadinejad tell the world there were no gays in Iran?), Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Add to this Bahamas, Belize (where you get 10 years for being gay), Jamaica (10 years of hard labor), Grenada (10 years), Guyana (life sentence), Saint Kitts and Nevis (10 years), Saint Lucia (10 years), Saint Vincent (10 years), South Africa (Apartheid? What apartheid?), and Morocco (ruled by a gay monarch!). They are all on the list of nations that do not think execution of gays and lesbians is worthy of condemnation or investigation.

Just Back: On a Cuban guilt trip

Vatican worries about ‘bloodshed’ in Cuba
Cites political tensions and ‘disastrous’ economy

Wikileaks and empty archives

WIkiLeaks Bombshell: Cuba To Be Bankrupt in 2-3 Years

Osmany and the ‘other scars’

Ecuador to auction oil fields of companies it forced out

Finally, Wikileaks says something interesting about Venezuela: how it intervenes in Salvadoran affairs

Haiti’s election
Whomever they voted for…
…the government plans to win

Haiti’s Preval Tries to Steal an Election
In the aftermath of presidential election fraud, violent protests erupt in Port-au-Prince. Where is Hillary Clinton?

Palin: Haiti needs ‘military airlift’ of supplies. Meanwhile, the HuffPo is throwing a snit because Bristol Palin dared touch her mother’s hair.

THE must-read: Wikileaks: The real Manuel Zelaya

“Llueven” denuncias contra los especuladores

Altered Corn Slowly Takes Root in Mexico

Mexican Suspect Got School Salary

Servando “La Tuta” Gómez, a reputed leader and spokesman for the La Familia drug cartel, held a tenured position at an elementary school in the central state of Michoacán and has received paychecks for 15 years.

In Mexico, a legal breakdown invites brutal justice

Another Capo Killed?

Cancun ends with modest climate deal

All deals are off

Cancun carbon footprint by the numbers

Alejo Garza Tamez and the restoration of Mexico’s sacred narrative


Nationwide Emergency Number for Panama: 088

Constitutional Court prohibits Peruvian media from using secretly recorded phone calls

Peru-China ties better than ever, says Chinese Ambassador

Puerto Rico Slaps Tax on Products by Companies Headquartered Elsewhere

Venezuela Threatens Takeover of Large Banks

President Hugo Chávez threatened to take control over the local unit of Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA and other large financial institutions if they don’t ensure that homes and apartments they finance are occupied immediately.

Mr. Chávez, who has brought his own brand of socialism to Venezuela, has nationalized more than 200 companies this year from various sectors of the economy.

Chavez is a brute and a clown, Evo an ignoramus and Ortega a ding bat dixit the Spanish foreign service
Hugo Chávez’s ex-wife gives Washington insights into strongman’s psyche: WikiLeaks

More on Venezuela and Iranian missiles

Venezuela gets 1800 shoulder fired anti air craft missiles from Russia

Superfluous Authoritarianism


Recent posts and podcasts:
Venezuela acquired 1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia last year
Today is National Tango Day in Argentina
Cold in Cancun
Bonding, Iranian style
Criminal capitalism: 15 Minutes on Latin America
At Real Clear World,
Iranian missiles in Venezuela?


Cold in Cancun

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

51o Farenheit, and breaking records in time for the UN Climate Conference

Here are existing Record Lows and Forecast Lows in upcoming days:

Wednesday:  53 °F (2003) Forecast: 51°F

Thursday: 60 °F (2000) Forecast: 59°F

Friday: 60 °F (1999) Forecast: 55°F

Saturday: 57 °F (2003) Forecast: 53°F

Sunday: 55 °F (2008) Forecast: 51°F

The other day I was saying that Cancun is cold – little did I know it would get colder.

No, that not snow on the ground… yet.


Cancun Is Cold

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

My latest article, Cancun Is Cold on Climate Change, is up at RightNetwork. Please read it and leave a comment.