Today’s top story is that Brazil’s president Lula visited Cuba last week and said that Castro is ‘ready to return’ while at the same time Castro Says He’s Too Unhealthy to Speak. And then some wonder why there’s incredulity in this world.
Don’t miss also the video of Chavez saying he chews coca every day.
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SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Un millon de voces contra el FARC
France has nuclear energy deals in the works with Argentina and Chile.
Symposium: The Immigration Solution
HACER is hosting the international conference US-Mexico Labor Market Dilemma: Overcoming the bi-national political circus in Mexico City on January 24, 2008 – 11:30 AM.
Chavez Announces: I Chew Coca Every Day
Chávez says he chews coca daily
Analysts said Chávez’s comments before National Assembly amounted to a dangerous endorsement and might be an admission of an illegal act.
Two videos in Spanish:
From El Cato, on economic freedom and democracy:
FARC TERRORISTAS ASESINOS
From the official Colombian government website, a press release on Uribe’s trip to the EU: Presidente Uribe viaja a Europa para explicar logros en Seguridad Democrática y avanzar en Acuerdo de Asociacion
Detenido de forma agresiva y abusiva el ex preso político y opositor Raúl Federico Caballero Rodríguez representante de Plantados en la provincia de Camagüey.
Ricky Martin at Las Fiestas de la Calle San Sebastian, and the plena video I linked to on Saturday,
30 Murders in 18 Days!
Judge Monica Fernandez, a Venezuelan human rights advocate, was shot on January 4 in what police ruled a botched car robbery. The night before the attack, she was branded an enemy of the state, a coup-plotter, and a fascist on a state television show which condemns those who dare to oppose the government’s actions. Coincidence? Thor Halvorssen doesn’t think so.
Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela or it’s ‘treason’; Chavez threatens to send in the army to seize farms at gunpoint unless farmers sell all their milk to the government. Udder stupidity. As Ed says,
Chavez has chosen the Mugabe way of state confiscation of farms, and will eventually get the Mugabe result — taking his nation into poverty and starvation on land that should produce enough for export.
An article from last month I didn’t link to Election deception
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