The biggest story this week: Hillary Clinton’s campaign and victory in Puerto Rico. However, a story that will affect the Caribbean more directly and immediately is the airlines’ cancellation of flights serving the Caribbean. The BBC Radio Caribbean reports that American Airlines’ schedule reduction will heavily affect the Caribbean, including 400 jobs cut in Puerto Rico. Officials from Caribbean nations will be meeting in San Juan later this month to discuss this problem.
Country Reports on Terrorism 2007: Western Hemisphere Overview – I, from already published sources.
About that $800,000 suitcase that Hugo Chavez was sending the Kirchners:
the Argentinian prosecutor wants Venezuela to extradite a former PDVSA executive and his son for their part on a money laundering investigation: Caso Antonini: la fiscal pidió la captura de dos venezolanos
Se trata del ex vice de PDVSA y su hijo, quienes esta semana no se presentaron a declarar ante el juez.
La historia de cómo llegó al país la valija del escándalo
Salió de la sede de Pdvsa y fue custodiada en el vuelo
Chump Change: Like Bill Richardson, Sen. Chris Dodd seems to be running for Barack Obama’s secretary of state. Junketing to Bolivia on Wednesday, he vows “change” in hemispheric relations. We’d like to know what kind
Lex Magazine of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, published an interview with Eneas Biglione on XXI century socialism and its influence on Bolivia’s Future.
Trade vs Terror
At Iberian Notes:
The Colombian had tentative plans to murder anti-FARC Colombians living in Madrid, according to the computer files captured during the raid into Ecuador. Interpol confirms that the information is authentic. Can our local moonbat left please stop kissing the feet of this gang of kidnappers, extortionists, drug traffickers, and murderers, and the clownish Mafia don Chavez who bankrolls them?
Heroin Grows in Ecuador
Will Puerto Rico make or break Hillary?
Victor Davis Hanson addresses one of Obama’s gaffes:Europe to an American
“Since the Bush Administration launched a misguided war in Iraq, its policy in the Americas has been negligent toward our friends, ineffective with our adversaries, disinterested in the challenges that matter in peoples’ lives, and incapable of advancing our interests in the region.
No wonder, then, that demagogues like Hugo Chavez have stepped into this vacuum.”
But all that hardly seems either accurate or fair: (1) The “misguided” war was “launched” only after a majority ratification vote of the US Senate, including a majority of the Democratic Senators. (2) The current administration is currently desperately trying to craft a free-trade agreement with Colombia, and ensure that Nafta continues with Mexico-over protectionist sentiment of the sort voiced by Obama. (3) Hugo Chavez came on the scene well before the Bush administration, taking office in 1999 and then being reelected in 2000. His shredding of Venezuela’s constitution and interference in Latin American politics were well under way during the last years of the Clinton administration.
Capitalizing on Che Guevara’s image
Special thanks to Kate, Maria, Larwyn, Maggie and Eneas.