The week’s big story is the North Korean ship loaded with antique Cuban armaments that was stopped at the Panama Canal. Alberto de la Cruz has named it The Cuban Sugar Missile Crisis. There are a lot of unanswered questions for which we may never know the answers. If we do, it sure won’t be because of the legacy media, which, with the exception of the Miami Herald and the Wall Street Journal, have completely ignored the story.
Ingredion Hurt by Brazil, Argentina
Ingredion, a U.S.-based maker of starches and sweeteners, warned Monday that the recent slide in profits from Brazil and Argentina would likely continue through the rest of the year
GAY COUPLE FOUNDS EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN BRAZIL [You can watch it below the ad at the end of this post since it starts right away.]
U.S. Demands Rebels Release Citizen
The U.S. Embassy in Bogota demanded the immediate release of a U.S. citizen kidnapped in Colombia by the country’s main rebel group, one day after the guerrillas said they captured a former U.S. Navy veteran.
Ex-CIA Milan chief held in Panama over abduction of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, known as Abu Omar
A former CIA station chief convicted by an Italian court of kidnapping a terror suspect has been detained in Panama, Italian officials say. And later, Convicted Ex-CIA Chief Returns to U.S.
A former Central Intelligence Agency station chief convicted in Italy of kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric and detained in Panama this week was headed back to the U.S., a State Department spokeswoman said Friday.
A Caution Before Moving To Panama
Seattle perpetrator of $30 million Peru scam pleads guilty
Flashy former bank employee Jose Nino de Guzman pleaded guilty Friday to fraud and money-laundering charges over approximately $30 million he raised for ostensible real-estate developments in Peru. Keep this in mind when you hear about the Nicaraguan Canal.
Maduro’s not loving Samantha Power: Venezuela ‘ends’ bid for US ties
Venezuela says it has “ended” steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the putative next US envoy to the UN.
The week’s posts and podcast:
Panama Canal: Was the FARC the intended recipient of the Cuban weapons?