More (Latin) American Political Shenanigans

Tuesday, September 25, 2007
It seems I’m a tropical storm. I guess all those rumours about my fiery, typical red-head temper have finally found their way to the people who name these storms. It could be worse, at least I’m heading towards the Caribbean. But don’t they know I have a sweet side too? Really. I do. Would I lie?

Quite a bit’s been happening throughout Latin America recently. Fidel Castro has resurfaced in a new taped interview. No question about how recent it is, he makes reference to Greenspan’s new book and current oil prices so we know he’s still kickin’ it, Cuban style. And yes, he was wearing his red, white and blue Addidas (I think) track suit. No sigh of Chomsky’s book yet though. I’ve still got my fingers crossed…

Hugo Chavez is still spending a ton of dough on various projects throughout Venezuela, much of it involving oil. I find it hilarious that, according to the article, Venezuala is a “key supplier of crude oil to United States”. Hmmm, considering the relationship that Chavez and Bush have, I wonder how long this will last… On a completely unrelated note, can someone explain why Hugo is always wearing a red shirt? Is it some sort of statement or does he really think he looks good in that colour? Chavez, baby, I saw the interview you did with Barbara Walters earlier this year and you really should stick with the dark suits. They totally bring out your eyes … grrrrr.

What the heck is going on in Peruvian politics? And I thought my knowledge of what’s going on in Mexico was poor. Apparently my ignorance applies from the Mexico/US border all the way to Tierra del Fuego. Former president Alberto Fujimori (yes, I thought it was an odd name for a Peruvian president as well, but then what do I know?) has been extradited back to Peru from Chile. While president, it’s alleged that he ordered death squad killings and “participated in various acts of government corruption”. Politics is a whole other story outside of Canada…

I’m guessing that some of you out there think that I might be some leftist, commie pinko. You may be right…but I’m not going to tell unless you ask. Scout from Harper Valley suggested in her description of my blog that I should run for office. Well, part of any good candidate’s campaign is a good old fashioned town hall meeting where they answer questions about their platform from the public. So, members of the blogosphere public, ask away. Abortion, immigration, free trade, education…no topic is off limits. I’ll do my best. Leave your questions in the comment section please.

In keeping with the Latin theme, enjoy this gem from 1991...

1 comments:

SME said...

I've always been worried about a storm being named after me! Oh, the guilt...
But if storms keep increasing at this rate, EVERYBODY will have one named after them sooner or later. Well, except maybe guys named Engelbert.

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top