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  • World Cup: Maradona praised by the left

     
    Venezuela doesn't have a team in this World Cup, but that doesn't mean people aren't following it at home. Very important people. President Hugo Chavez pushed back his daily address to the nation so the country could watch Argentina play......
  • Santos wins: A vote for continuity in Colombia

     
    The presidency of Colombia for the next four years is in the hands of Juan Manuel Santos. The former defense minister defeated Antanas Mockus by a margin of more than 40% in Colombia's presidential runoff on Sunday, Chris Kraul reports in The Times....
  • Will having Michael Moore on the academy board wreak havoc for the Oscars?

     
    I don't know exactly what they're smoking over at the once staid motion picture academy, but, boy, have they been shedding their image as Hollywood's most resistant-to-change institution. First they actually hired a TV producer to produce a TV show.......
  • Latin America Digest: Cuba, Venezuela and Guatemala

     
    TODAY'S ONE-LINE NEWS BRIEFS: Havana -- Cuba has accused Chilean businessman Max Marambio, a former close friend of Fidel Castro, of bribery, fraud and other crimes, and summoned him to appear before investigators in a high-profile corruption case,...
  • Alejandro Sanz plans to score for art, not politics, on his U.S. tour

     
    Alejandro Sanz was on the phone, spilling out his thoughts about a subject close to his soul. Flamenco music? Human rights? Nope. The Spanish pop idol was critiquing his homeland's fitfully brilliant but erratic performance in its opening match of......
  • 'Chavez fatigue' challenges regime in Venezuela

     
    Here, an anti-Chavez blog reports that the bolivar, Venezuela's currency, recently spiked past 8 to the U.S. dollar, and that inflation rose by 5.8% over just one month. "What else do you need to be told to be convinced that the Chavez economy policies...
  • El Presidente is standing by to take your tweet [Updated]

     
    Venezuelan strongman, er, President Hugo Chávez Frías embraced social media late last month, launching his own Twitter feed. And in only two weeks, he became the most-followed person in Venezuela (so to speak), with more than 267,000 fans! At least,...
  • Natural-gas rig sinks off Venezuela

     
    The Associated Press reports that a natural-gas rig off Venezuela has sunk, but all 95 of its crew have been rescued: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An offshore natural-gas platform sank off Venezuela on Thursday, and 95 workers were rescued safely,......
  • Hugo Chavez joins Twitter: Socialist leader's social media volte-face

     
    it seems that someone's had a lil' change of heart where it comes to social media. Known for his radio and television speeches which can go on and on and on and on, Venezuelan el Presidente Hugo Chavez will be forced to learn a little brevity when he...
  • My L.A.: Hollywood's New Counterculture

    Here's an idea for the next installment of the Saw torture-porn series: Set it in ancient Rome, with early Christians ousted from their underground chapel and put through a myriad of sadistic deaths. It's a marketer's dream. Not only can ads declare it...
  • Iran continues to be a threat, Bush says

    President Bush said today that despite a new intelligence report asserting that Iran stopped its development of nuclear weapons in 2003, "nothing has changed" in U.S. policy. "Iran was dangerous, Iran is dangerous and Iran will be dangerous if they...