Welcome to the Spring Daylight Savings Time edition of the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. If you would like your links included in the Carnival, please email me the link: faustaw “at” yahoo “dot” com.
The hot news of the week was Chavez’s threatened war with Colombia, a crisis which, in typical Latin American fashion, was neatly wrapped on Friday afternoon, in time for a swim and a nice dinner at the Dominican Republic. Chavez has resumed diplomatic relations with Colombia, thus being able to continue importing food to ease food shortages arising Chavez’s price controls.
I recommend to all my readers this must-read from The Economist: On the warpath: Colombia is moving closer to breaking the FARC -unless Venezuela stops it
Latin America and the US elections
Latinos Seek Citizenship in Time for Voting
Thugs, demogogues and Latin America
Betting the fazenda
Presidentes Uribe, Chavez, Ortega y Correa se aprietan la mano y alivian grave crisis diplomática Presidents Uribe (Colombia), Chavez (Venezuela), Ortega (Nicaragua) and Correa (Ecuador) shake hands and ease the grave diplomatic crisis.
NRO editorial Uribe!
Wrong about Mexico
Desperation and the Puerto Rico primary
T&T Jazz Festival begins
No sooner did the army get to the area that the soldiers started calling in sick: Avalancha de peticiones de baja y permisos médicos en la FAN
Must-read (in Spanish) El Tiempo’s special supplement on the contents of Reyes’s computer
Baduel le dijo que no (for background on Baduel, see my Dec. 4, 2007 post)