Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad started his tour of South America by accepting Lula’s invitation to Brazil, which was first scheduled for last May but was postponed after public outcry. Protestors were at the airport
Around 200 Iranian businessmen accompanied Ahmadinejad’s delegation, in a sign of their eagerness to tap opportunities in a continent that does not consider Tehran a pariah.
Lucia Newman, formerly of CNN, reports on the visit,
More links on the visit in the Brazil section below.
Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Argentina.
New corruption ranking says a lot
US builds up its bases in oil-rich South America
From the Caribbean to Brazil, political opposition to US plans for ‘full-spectrum operations’ is escalating rapidly. To which I say, “Drill, baby drill, here in the USA.”
Don’t cry for me, America
Ahmadinejad, murderer, visiting Brazil on November 23: AHMADINEJAD, O MATADOR
The NYT says that by hosting Ahmadinejad, Brazil Elbows U.S. on the Diplomatic Stage
Brazil: Pro-Israel March Against Ahmadinejad and Jew hatred
Iran’s Tehran Times publishes Fidel Castro’s latest: The Bolivarian Revolution and peace
Inequities in Ecuador
Entrevista a Felix Maradiaga
In the Grip of the Gripe
Revolting news: Human Fat Ring Busted in Peru
November 23, 1963
This week’s posts and podcasts
Why the US stopped supporting Zelaya: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Cuba: Get yer free penile implant!
Ahmadinejad heading to Brazil
Yoani Sanchez gets reply from Obama
Chavez now making clouds abort from the presidential palace
Brazil takes off: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Honduran Congress will decide on Zelaya “after the election”
VIDEO Venezuela Franklin Brito’s hunger strike: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Islamic militants and the drug trade
Americans jailed in Cuba while visiting family: 15 Minutes on Latin America