Today’s big story: Bill Richardson’s trip to Caracas to ask Hugo Chavez, who has given $300 million dollars to the FARC, to negotiate for the release of three American FARC hostages.
Simon Romero of the NY Times reports,
The meeting itself was exceptional, marking a rare personal encounter between and a prominent American official and Mr. Chavez, following a sharp deterioration of political relations between the Bush administration and Venezuela’s government.
It’s not clear whether Richardson is ignorant of or indifferent to the anti-American propaganda Chavez spews weekly on TV.
Video: Bill Richardson habló después de reunirse con Chávez, video in Spanish:
IBD Blogs commented on the visit. Others blogging about it:
Richardson working hard for his VP spot with Obama
Foreign policy by BDS
Gov. Bill Richardson Meets With Hugo Chavez
No thugs left to pander to
I also posted about it yesterday.
Another big story from last week, the body of Beatriz Porco, a 22-year-old Bolivian who won a scholarship to study medicine in Cuba two years ago, was returned to her family on April 2, minus several internal organs, including the girl’s brain, kidneys, lungs, and uterus. Humberto Fontova writing at NewsMax notices that this is not the first time this has happened under the Cuban “free healthcare” system.
NAFTA is working
What’s at Stake in Colombia
Guerrilleros de las FARC atacaron con armas no convencionales desde Ecuador a tropas de Colombia que prestaban seguridad a una petrolera, que cumple actividades de exploración en la frontera binacional, denunció el sábado el comandante del Ejército colombiano, general Mario Montoya.
New documents from computers seized in a March raid on a FARC camp in Ecuador show that the guerrilla group may have ties to a prominent Ecuadorean politician.
Gary Casparov on Chavez
HACER’s Eneas Biglione was a guest on “Four Corners” of Press TV, making the case for NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements.
BLOGGING ABOUT THE CARNIVAL