Today at 1PM Eastern I’m in Silvio Canto’s podcast talking about the US-Cuba talks, Argentina and other US-Latin America issues of the week with Jorge Ponce.
I was in Rick Moran’s podcast last night talking about the GOP playing chicken with Homeland Security funding with Noah Rothman of Hot Air.
Both podcasts are archived for your listening convenience.
Daniel Duquenal is running a series of posts analyzing Venezuela’s situation. Go here for links.
Over in Bolivia, Evo Morales, following Cristina Fernandez’s example in Argentina, is resorting to thieving private pensions, since he’s running out of money now that oil prices are down.
It’s his third term, so he’s declared himself planetary leader at the Tiwanaku ruins, just for show:
Today in history, Feb 18, 1964:
United States punishes nations for trading with Cuba
The United States cuts off military assistance to Britain, France, and Yugoslavia in retaliation for their continuing trade with the communist nation of Cuba.
Nowadays we send hashtags instead.