Person of the Week: Ollante Humala, leftist elected president of Peru


[Photo from ChinaDaily]: 

Ollante Humala , Person of the Week —  elected  president of Peru — and ostensibly his election presents for the Obama Administration yet another failure of American foreign Policy in the Latin region… 

It has been suggested before on this page and elsewhere that  American foreign policy in many respects is in disarray, and that vis-a-vis Mexico, specifically, and Latin America, in general, the United States of America is losing ground not only to narco terrorists, but to  the influence of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia and Nicaragua.

Now another Latin American country turns sharply left — in the mold of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales?

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Potpourri Pan America:


 Has anyone seen this man in Libya or traveling abroad with a blond, voluptuous nurse at his side? A handsome rascal he is, you say…

1.  Kadafi going to Hugo and both going where? — Kadafi is under siege

2.  Rush does not mince words — does Rush have a point?

3.  Wisconsin students can’t read?   — Blame the teachers or the newly elected governor?

4.  Anotherone who does not mince words — “Rummy” still tells it like it is…

5.  Evo also on the run?   — The indigenous leader finds out it’s harder to govern than to exhort.

Potpourri Pan America: Spanish soldiers are Sons of the American Revolution?; and more


    

1.  The Obama White House not so transparent — how many can say “I told you so”, but why hasn’t the majority of the news media made much of fuss about it?

2.  Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio currently a formidable possible candidate — contender for the upcoming open senate office in Arizona…  Run Joe run, Run Joe run!!!???

3.  Bolivian Leader Evo Morales meets his “Agua Loo” — Yes, Mr. indigenous leader of the indigenous people of Bolivia might be losing his karma…

4.  Spiegel belatedly praises Bush? —  yup. sounds like it, but who else does?

5.  Spanish soldiers recognized as “sons of the American Revolution”?! —  the New World made strange bedfellows or is it something else?

Baseball honcho Antonio Castro, son of Fidel: it’s a small world!


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[Photo of Antonio Castro, from EL DIA, Bolivian newspaper]

Because the Press is flooding the print and air waves making instant herd analyses of who and what is up and whomever or whatever is down in Egypt, PANAM decided the world can afford to take a break from his own viewpoint for a day or more!…  Also, given that in the last month or so there have been countless hits on the PAN AMERICAN WORLD sports sites, today have decided to include at least a small piece about international sports… 

Antonio Castro, Vice president of the International Federation of Baseball:  it is being announced  in the Saturday February 5 edition of EL DIA newspaper of Bolivia that Major league Baseball of the U.S.A. is increasing its financial support of the organization in order to expand the development of baseball internationally… 

Reportedly this Mr. Castro is non other than a son of Cuban Communist leader Fidel…  Who’d a thunk it

Potpourri Pan American: From Hugo Chavez taking steps against the internet, to Evo Morales, to questions about America’s lack of forsight in Latin America, and more.


Ponder This:

16th UN Summit on Climate Change

(Morales: photo from The Guardian)

1.  Hugo also is managing  the Internet — not only is the U.S. A. regulating the net, but Hugo Chavez too is at work…  Chavez is managing to silence his critics, including the press, and now wants to control the internet.

2.  Kidnapping “cottage industry” in Mexico still paying dividends— Mexico at America’s door, in peril.  Where are the Federales?…

3.  Gun rights proponents rejoice — some ARE responsive.

4.  Hudson Institute:  no Obama-Clinton major initiative for Latin America — what has been said on this page and by many others: America is merely a bystander in current Latin American affairs?

5.  Council on Foreign Relations  — interesting data about Latin .

6.  Evo Morales at the past Cancun Climate Conference — if you missed it, Morales (Bolivia) still relishing being the center of controversy as well as being enigmatic and someone to be feared?

Potpourri Pan America: from Russians missiles in Venezuela to Bolivia nationalizing businesses and “Dream Actors” replacing old white men, and more


PONDER THIS:

1.  “Dream Actors” will replace old white men   —  what is being wrought?

2.  Texas Democrats switch Parties?  —  more fallout from November Elections…

3.  Commendable for British immigrants to collect gov’t benefits  and then send part of their left over income to relatives abroad?!  Says who?

4.  Palestinians unilaterally to declare their own state ?  And Argentina Brazil, Uruguay have already recognized their state…  Who’s asleep at the wheel?

5.  Bolivia continues to  nationalize businesses —  anyone keeping tabs?…..

6.  Violence during religious festivals  — not in the Middle East, in Mexico…

7.  1,800 antiaircraft missiles from Russia to Venezuela — Who’s asleep at the wheel?  And it also has been said that Iran is planning to place missiles in Hugo Land that can reach the U.S.A.

8.  Iran tests missiles from subs to air — they can continue to create havoc in the Middle East.

Potpourri Pan America: from Hillary Clinton living the “vida loca” as a super spy to super mouth Palin, from Evo Morales lecturing the U.S.A. to driving Mrs. Bush, Dynasty, and more


Bolivia's President Evo Morales is seen at the presidential residence in La Paz November 26, 2010. Morales hopes to attend the Cancun climate-change Summit in Mexico next week. Morales is healing from a surgery on his left knee.

[Photo from Reuters]

PONDER THIS: 

1.  Lecturing the U.S.A. by Evo — as has been mentioned before herein,  is anyone in the U.S. government minding-the-store in South America,… while among others, Bolivian coca leaves farmer President Evo Morales is in perpetual  motion railing against the U.S.A…

2.  Clinton has been in over her head from the beginning?     —  surely seems like it from day one…  Maybe sometime soon she will recede from public life for the public good?

3.  Shall we cry for Argentina or someone else?  —   Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is she running  the Department of State diplomatic corp or living the “vida loca” of a super sleuth international spy?

4.  Now it is confirmed, momma Bush was fronting for Jeb? — and of course papa Bush knows what the  Tea Party group is all about,  and about pushing his other son forward… 

5.  School crossing guard positions, dangerous occupation?  — only in L.A or everywhere?!  Hey,  I thought being a coal miner was supposed to be more dangerous than being a crossing guard…  Am I wrong or am I wrong…

6.  Palin speaks up about the Wikileak mess  — whether people like her or not, and whether she always makes sense or not, she is not afraid to speak up and be held accountable for her views, contrary to many (men?) in the public eye who squirm and look down when the going seems to be getting tough…  [Because of her propensity for voicing her true opinions, she will  probably not run for President ( and in several ways can be a real asset to her Party?)…]