Fausta, as most of you already know, is the blogosphere’s premier English-language source of information about Latin America. Her daily podcast is invaluable as a general news roundup. She even reads headlines from Latin American newspapers a couple of times a week, translating as she goes.
Normally it’s a fifteen-minute affair, but today she had so much material she extended it to half an hour. Today’s edition features the following:
In today’s podcast: Alvaro Uribe gets attention from the media because he met with Sarah Palin yesterday, while his urgent plea to Congress last week went mostly unnoticed by the media. Uribe is scheduled to speak today at the UN.
As far as I know, Obama’s staying away from Uribe and the UN meeting. All Obama had to say on Latin America is right here.
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Back to the UN:
We’ll be spared Chavez’s book selections and sulphuric prose this year since he’s in China, where he’s signed up to build a joint Chinese-Venezuelan oil refinery. Instead, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister will address the UN. I guess Hugo felt he couldn’t top his performance of two years ago and Chinese money was more urgent.
Also: Brazil wants a seat on the Security Council. There’s more at Fausta’s podcast.
In addition to all of the above, Fausta does shoes! If you’re interested in Sarah Palin’s shoes (and who isn’t?), stop by Fausta’s blog.