Last week Cuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Communist revolution. Please check the posts listed under Cuba below for a roundup of articles and posts.
Tomorrow at 11AM Humberto Fontova will be my podcast guest and he’ll talk about the anniversary; in today’s podcast I’ll touch on Bolivia’s new TV station, sponsored by Iran and Venezuela, Argentina’s change shortage, and other headlines.
Equipment valued at US$27,000 was recently handed over to Belize’s National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). Ceremonies were held at NEMO’s Warehouse in Belmopan.
The equipment includes more than 500 folding beds commonly referred to as cots and more than 100 sleeping bags. This most recent donation is from the United States Southern Command, based in Miami.
On hand to make the presentation was United States Ambassador to Belize, Robert Deiter. In making the presentation, Deiter said the US, in assisting in the area of management this year alone, made other donations recently to the Belize Defence Force and the National Coast Guard, in addition to training in several villages across the country.
Deiter stated that he is proud of his Mission’s work with NEMO in a region where disasters can and do strike/
Confiança da indústria é a menor desde outubro de 1998, diz FGV Business confidence at its lowest since October 1998, via Market Memorandum
Colombia mata a un Jefe de Finanzas de las FARC y a sus 4 escoltas Colombia kills FARC finance boss and his 4 bodyguards.
Equador determina pagamento de parte da dívida com o BNDES Ecuador paid $28.1 million of its $243 million loan to Brazil’s National Economic and Social Development Bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES), while Rafael Correa still says the loan is “illegal.” (h/t Market Memorandum)
In Mexico, Hope Lies With the Voters Leon Krauze’s Segunda Edicion broadcasts today at 2PM Mountain time.
Nicaragua’s broken democracy
Home invasion in Boquerón
Elogia en La Habana a la revolución cubana Panamanian president Martín Torrijos praises the Cuban revolution in Havana.
Hanging them high: Don’t bother to reform, just execute
This week’s podcasts and posts
Denny and “the governor of all Puerto Ricans”
The disaster that is the Cuban revolution
At Real Clear World Blog: Venezuela: 2008 in Review
Cuba: A Photograph as Metaphor