In one of those weird stories that unfortunately (or perhaps luckily?) reinforce the image of Latin American magical realism or buffoonery, depending on how you look at it, Peruvian shamans have driven the evil spirits away from Bolivia’s Evo Morales, Cuba’s Fidel Castro (wherever he may be), Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, and pop’s Michael Jackson through a spiritual “cleansing” .
The shamans also focused their attention on Barack Obama and “invoked the best luck” on his term in the White House.
I’m not sure why Michael Jackson was included among the heads of state, but I’m all for a positive thinking and prayer.
Please note there will be no podcast today, since I’m still recovering from the ear infection and laryngitis. Podcasting will resume once I can talk for an entire podcast without breaking into a cough. Thank you for your patience.