Posts Tagged ‘Latin America’

Brazil’s president Lula cries

October 3, 2009

Lula huilt OlySp 1009 (more…)


Open veins of Latin America is bestseller

April 20, 2009

Since Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez gave as a present Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America to Barack Obama, this book has become a beststeller in the United States. The book is already 36 years old and the question is if mr. Galeano would write it the same way if he had to do it now, in 2009. (more…)

Chávez gives Galeano’s ‘Open veins’ to Obama

April 18, 2009

The implicit message was clear when Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez gave the book The open Veins of Latin America, written by the Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, to the United States president Barack Obama.  Latin America has been plundered by the rich countries and the United States are one of those. (more…)

Lula is going to meet Obama

March 11, 2009

lula-0309Interesting the news today that Brasil’s president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the first Latin American leader who is going to talk with Barack Obama, president of the Unitd States. (more…)

The ambition of Chávez, Uribe, Morales and Correa

January 21, 2009

chavurcorrmo-0109Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa is complaining that the indians in their protest against the mining industry want to destabilize his government, according to AFP today. Such news makes me yawn, because in Latin America there is a phenomenon which is democratically boring but also worrying. Several presidents are too much attached to their job. They all want to change the constitution in order to stay in power or/and increase it. (more…)

Obama only used the word war once

January 20, 2009

Today in his  inaugural speech the new president of the United Stares, Barack Obama, used the word war only once. He said that the US ar at war against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. He didn’t use the word terrorism. (more…)

Obama and Uribe

January 15, 2009

Within Colombia there have been a lot of criticisms about its lack of foreign policy. The only real friend of Colombia’s president Álvaro Uribe is/was the president of the United States George Bush. And mr. Bush is leaving. (more…)

Mr. Obama’s backyard Latin America

January 14, 2009

chav-ahmadinejad-0109The president elect of the United States, Barack Obama, should pay attention to his backyard, Latin America. Although the region doesn’t seem important worldwide, movements are made which should alert the United States.