Friday, July 14, 2006
international economy, IMF, latin america
central america, immigration, international economy, international politics
international economy, international politics, uruguay, argentina
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Venezuelan briefs: World Bank debt partially paid off; Citgo to cut some gas sales; Chavez blasts Bush report on Cuba
-Gasoline company Citgo, which is owned entirely by the Venezuelan government, will stop distributing gasoline to 1800 independently-owned
-“Long live Fidel!” declared president Chavez as he rejected a Bush administration report that accused Venezuela of helping fund Cuba’s desire to open politically. The report was released on Monday and also called for the
-As a guest to the African Union summit earlier this week in
colombia, corruption, international politics
international politics, election, Nicaragua, guatemala, brazil, Venezuela
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
cuba, bush administration, international politics
human rights, women, Peru, jamaica
canada, mexico, immigration
-Mexican rockeros Mana released the first single from their upcoming album last Monday. The song, entitled “Labios Compartidos” comes from the album “Amor en Combatir” which will hit stores in late August.
-Juanes will be taking a year-long break from touring and traveling in order to “devote more time to my family…and to work more” for his charity.
-The Miami Herald slammed the “mechanical pop fodder” and “predictable” dance moves of bubblegum pop sensation RBD (right image), though the article acknowledged the group’s huge music sales. (Compare that article to this one from
-“Nelly Furtado…apparently has traded her cute cred for something more primal so she can instigate her skank standoff with (Shakira) the Colombian sexpot… Furtado can't hold a lighter to Shakira in that world”. Ouch!music, latin america
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
caribbean, united nations, Venezuela, international politics, free trade
For the third consecutive summer, the
mexico, united states, immigration
Meanwhile, Newsweek International takes into account that the Latin American political left is not the misrepresentative monolith the Reuters article said. Furthermore, the Newsweek International article would seem to answer the abovementioned question by saying that there is no “pink revolution”; rather, moderates on the left and right are in power instead of those on the extremes. Inasmuch as there are sharp class divisions based on “how unevenly the benefits of economic liberalization have been distributed”, political consensus has been reached in many countries.
Then again there is the conclusion that my colleague Taylor Kirk surmised in a post from last November- the “pink revolution” is a media-constructed phenomenon that oversimplifies a complex political picture.
So what do you think?
(More information on Latin America's shift to the political left can be read in this post.)
Monday, July 10, 2006
science, health, Chile
colombia, united states, sports
cuba, united states, bush administration
Sunday, July 9, 2006
-Mexican electoral officials cannot declare an official winner of the previous day’s presidential elections.Tuesday July 4:
-Supporters of Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador demand a hand recount instead of a ballot-by-ballot recount.Wednesday July 5:
-Peruvian president-elect Alan Garcia said that the Andean Community will continue to be a strong trading bloc in spite of
-A multi-million dollar power project was inaugurated as part of the start to a Central American summit.
-A human rights report on
-Simple recount of votes for
-Ex- Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet questioned by prosecuters in the case of the daughter of a union leader killed during his time in power.
-U.S. Department of State softens its travel warning for
-Over 100,000 people protest in
-A Cuban migrant dies during a high-speed chase with a
-Argentine referee oversees World Cup final match between