Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Today’s main story is the injunction granted to Exxon Mobil in US, UK and Dutch courts to freeze billions of dollars of Venezuelan oil assets to guarantee compensation if the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes decides in favor of Exxon after Venezuela nationalized Exxon’s Orinoco Belt oil field and the Cerro Negro heavy oil project.
I’m podcasting on the subject this afternoon at 2PM Eastern: Monica Showalter of Investor’s Business Daily, and venezuelan blogger Alek Boyd of VCrisis will discuss the injuction and what it means for Venezuela.
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Simón Bolívar: Time to liberate the Liberator
HACER‘s weekly roundup.
Slaying a monster in Colombia
“Ojalá pudiéramos viajar y ver el mundo real” Cuban youths pose tough questions in surprising video (h/t Irish Spy). Camilo Lopez Darias ve Inocencia extrema, Extreme innocence. Here is the video, via Kate:
The young man in the video is now under arrest.
An Iranian “base” in Central America
Renewable energy from the deep ocean
Chavez in trouble in Venezuela
TODAY’S (funny) VIDEO
In Spanish, via Babalu, whereby Fidel says a few bad words…