Monthly Archives: January 2014

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Fidel among friends

Leaders from all over Latin America and the Caribbean converged on Havana this week for the CELAC summit. And some of them made time to pay a visit to an old friend who is no longer president himself, but still … Continue reading

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Equal marriage: coming soon to Venezuela?

Let’s hope so. Aporrea has the details on what promises to be a landmark piece of legislation, to be presented this week: This Friday, the 31st of January, at 9:00 in the morning, the sex/gender diversity community will present before … Continue reading

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RIP, Pete Seeger…

Via Aporrea this morning, I learned that the man who brought “Guantanamera” to Gringolandia had passed away yesterday at the age of 94, after a week’s hospitalization. In a strange twist, today is the 161st anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Dip the fuse in the kerosene

Two different songs with strangely similar videos came out about this time, thirty years ago. One of them appealed more to me at first: …and the other grew on me more over time: At the time there was a mini-scandal … Continue reading

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Wankers of the Week: Bibi and Harpo’s Excellent Bromance

Crappy weekend, everyone! Well, it’s the dead of winter where I sit, but you’d never know it from the rate the sap is flowing. And no, it’s not the sweet, sweet juice of the maple trees. It’s something a lot … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Hmmm, let me think…

…do I really want to do an FLFB entry today? Oh. Wait. I do: Posted because this is a nice photo of Gustavo Petro, and I like it. And there’s some good news on the horizon for him, too. It … Continue reading

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She won’t! She won’t! She won’t!

Word reached me yesterday that the above song no longer holds true, and that Toni Tennille has filed for divorce from the Captain. No word on what grounds, if any. (My own for-what-it’s-worth guess is too many other dinghies clogging … Continue reading

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El Narco gets tomatoed…again!

Protesters hold up cardboard tombstones and coffins at Álvaro Uribe as he gives a speech. And that’s not all that he got…read on: Colombian ex-president and senate candidate Álvaro Uribe Vélez was received with flying tomatoes in the central square … Continue reading

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L’affaire Hollande: What “sophistication” costs a woman

Bit of mood music, maestra: Zut alors! You think François Hollande is in hot water, thanks to his affair with an actress? Bof. He’s doing just fine. His consequences, personal and political, will be minimal, thanks to his adroit cowardice, … Continue reading

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Quotable: Martin Luther King, Jr. on capitalism

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