This Ain’t Hell But You Can See it From Here has photos and video of the march in Washington, DC
Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Today is International March Against the FARC Day (No mas FARC), and A Colombo-americana’s Perspective has a list of all Meeting Points for No a las FARC demonstrations in Colombia, other countries in South America, and meeting points in Central America, the Caribbean, the US and Canada, Europe, Asia, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand. She explains in this post what it all means,
Timing is everything. It seems so simple and yet so complex, that an event could “sink or swim,” as it were, solely based on the time at which it occurs. This perfectly explains why the movement, started on Facebook in the first days of 2008, has rapidly grown to a worldwide phenomenon in which many have joined the Colombian people and with a single voice will say today: NO MORE FARC.
Read every word.
The BBC explains the origins of the movement,
The protest was started on the social networking website Facebook by a 33-year-old engineer, Oscar Morales, from his home in Barranquilla on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.
Over 250,000 Facebook users signed on, and the movement was taken up by newspapers and radio and television stations across the country.
The overall turnout for Monday’s protests is expected to be in the millions, our correspondent says.
The one in our area will congregate in front of the UN building (46th and 1st) at noon today. For more information on this event, the contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Latin America ‘falling off the map’ in Davos
With all the problems in Argentina, the government shows its priorities and decides to legislate on naming children – Cristina Kirchner, on naming children
Moochers of the world, unite!
Puerto Rico Teachers Delay Strike
This week’s must-read article at the Observer/Guardian Revealed: Chavez role in cocaine trail to Europe
The Venezuelan connection for Europe’s dope
Protein Wisdom, Feathers, Caracas Chronicles and Venezuela News and Views have links and commentary.
What Chavez’ Facebook page would look like, complete with 666 friends. If I could, I would throw a sheep at him!
Since there’s no milk in Venezuela, the Chavez government wants people to believe there’s no milk anywhere in the world There is no milk in Alexandria, VA, USA
(In Spanish) Hugo Chavez endorses FARC Terrorism (after swearing on his mother he wouldn’t):