Posts Tagged ‘Rafael Correa’

Mexico: a different reelection proposal

December 18, 2009

Interesting, Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón’s proposal for reelection. When I first heard about it from my Dutch colleague in Mexico, Jan-Albert Hootsen, I thought the Mexican president would join his colleagues Chávez, Uribe, Morales and Correa, who all changed constitution for their own reelection, but Calderón’s case is different and that is refreshing. (more…)

Release Pablo Emilio or Piedad 17

September 24, 2009

Pablo E Moncayo 0909‘Mister President, I want to be free’: FARC hostage tells Uribe

This headline was published by Colombia Reports today. In this post I will publish Colombia Reports’ article, not before having said that this boy who lost his youth in the jungle (19-31 years, 12 years there) should be liberated NOW and the rest as soon as possible as well. He has been there twice as long as Íngrid Betancourt, the most famous hostage, who was liberated last year in the Operation Jaque(more…)

Chávez wins, but opposition is getting strong

February 16, 2009

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez can be reelected in 2013, but a victory then is not certain yet. The first step has been made however. Chávez won a referendum which makes it possible for him to be reelected eternally. (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…)

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.

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