Argentina’s President Macri scores again

(My new Amercan Thinker post)

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Messi is the fútbol player from Argentina who plays for Barcelona, one of the world’s greatest fútbolistas and teams.

Macri is President Macri, the center-right president, elected in early December.

It is Macri who is dominating the front pages lately.

Yesterday, President Macri proved that he is on the right track.  He shut down the government’s support for Telesur:

The pro-business administration of Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, will cut its funding of a regional television network started by the Venezuelan government in 2005.

The country is pulling out of Telesur, a self-styled leftist alternative to mainstream media, because of a lack of “pluralism” and being shut out of financial decisions, the Communications Ministry in Argentina said. “Argentina was a partner prohibited from sharing our view,” Hermann Lombardi, the communications minister, said in a radio interview. Telesur was a pet project of Hugo Chávez, the former Venezuelan president, who envisioned a strong socialist voice to counteract what he perceived as unbalanced news coverage from major broadcasters like CNN’s Spanish service.

In addition to Venezuela, sponsor countries include Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Relations between Argentina and Venezuela have deteriorated since Mr. Macri’s center-right government took office in December 2015. His predecessor, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, had maintained strong bonds with Mr. Chavez.

Hooray for President Macri!

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A Tale of Two Cruises…

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Because they’ve been so-o-o-o-o much better off since Obama/Kerry lifted that evil US embargo on Castros’ Cuba paradise is just washing them out to sea, dontcha know…

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A “Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise” ship rescued 16 Cuban migrants who were found on a makeshift raft in the Gulf of Mexico Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison posted pictures on Instagram, showing the ships. His agent Bill Parise told KDKA that he snapped the pictures from his estate room.

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Harrison also tweeted: “We just stopped for this boat with 16 people in the middle of the ocean. Waiting for coast guard…” he said. “16ppl, wild!!! @ Gulf of Mexico.”

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the US Coast Guard in Miami, which said that it was not involved in any rescue effort, made clear that Mr. Harrison was merely a photographer, played no role in the rescue and would likely not mingle with the migrants.

“There was a football player that was aboard the cruise ship who took some really good photos, but he wasn’t involved in the actual rescue. The Carnival cruise ship would never allow a passenger to engage with the migrants,” Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said today.

He added that the migrants will be dropped off at immigration at the ship’s next port of call, which is Cozumel, Mexico. […]

Let’s see how long before Obama/Kerry sends them back to Fiddy and Raul.
Perhaps Barry can just take them back himself on his big upcoming visit to the Castro compound…

“El Chapo” and “el rifle”

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman.

We learned today about a rifle in El Chapo’s collection.

According to a news report, El Chapo and Fast & Furious may have met years ago:

“A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.”

How many more of these sophisticated high powered weapons ended up with cartel leaders or their guards? We don’t know but the finding of this rifle raises more questions about a very flawed program and an administration that does not believe in accountability.

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ISIS is contained so let’s release another 5 from GITMO

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The Obama White House is a bit off on its timing these days. We’ve all heard about President Obama saying that ISIS was contained the morning of the Paris attacks.
Let’s add another one to the timing file with the announcement that 5 more are leaving GITMO:

“The Department of Defense announced on Sunday that it had transferred five lower-level Yemeni detainees from the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba to the United Arab Emirates. The United States had held each for nearly 14 years as wartime prisoners, and none had been charged with a crime.The transfers reduced the detainee population at the prison to 107. As many as 17 other proposed transfers of lower-level detainees are in the bureaucratic pipeline, an official familiar with internal deliberations said.The resettlement of the Yemeni detainees was the first of its kind to the United Arab Emirates, which had previously taken in just one former Guantánamo detainee, in 2008 — its own citizen.”

Let’s be fair and say that this release was already under way before the Paris attacks. Nevertheless, didn’t it occur to someone that maybe releasing GITMO terrorists may just be the wrong signal hours after Paris?
The Obama White House does not seem capable of dealing with ISIS. They talk tough but seem completely unsure of what to do. They look scared to take the war to the terrorists!
I don’t expect much from President Obama, unless we are attacked or ISIS captures US soldiers. Therefore, this mess will be left to # 45. I just hope that the millions planning to vote for Mrs Clinton understand that she will very likely send ground troops to the region.
Yes, Obama’s mess will have to be cleaned up by # 45!
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A look at the situation in Venezuela

Guest:  Comandante Cazorla, opposition leader, joins us for a discussion of the situation in Venezuela….the economic crisis plus the political problems…..the state of the opposition …..the polling data on upcoming elections……the food shortages all over the country……crime in the streets of Caracas and other cities…..the relationship with Cuba……US-Venezuela relations after the sanctions……and other issues about the situation in Venezuela….

Special note:  We had a little of distortion in our connection with Venezuela…..please forgive us for the static at the beginning of the show…

Click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/06/10/a-look-at-the-situation-in-venezuela-1

Cuba and US-Latin America stories of the week

Guest:  Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog, joins me for a look at US-Latin America stories of the week……we will discuss the latest legal setback for President Obama’s executive order……….what impact will it have in Central America?  The latest from Mexico’s upcoming mid-term elections……..Chile and the president’s problems……Argentina and Mr Nisman……Venezuela and allegations of drugs……Colombia and FARC……US-Cuba talks…….

and Jorge Ponce will joins us to talk about the death of the author of Fidel Castro’s “Double life”………click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/05/28/us-latin-america-stories-of-the-week