US and Cuba open embassies plus other US-Latin America stories

Guests: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog………the impact of commodity prices on Latin America currencies…….the latest on El Chapo in Mexico……..Puerto Rico, default and the impact on the US economy………the decline of the Venezuela economy………..and other stories from the front pages of Latin America………and we look at the controversy over the Planned Parenthood videos…….

plus young Cuban American Alain Castillo who wrote an open letter to President Obama about US-Cuba talks….

Click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/07/23/us-and-cuba-open-embassies-plus-other-us-latin-america-stories

“El Papa”, “El Chapo” and how the Iran deal impacts Latin America

Guest: Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog, joins me for a look at the latest in US-Latin America stories……..the biggest story is “El Chapo”, the cartel leader who escaped from a maximum security prison near Mexico City…..it is a terrible blow to Mexico and President Pena-Nieto……Pope Francis in Latin America………scandals in Brazil……….the Iran deal and Latin America…..click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/07/16/pope-francis-in-latin-america-el-chapo-escapes-and-other-stories

The latest on US-Cuba talks

Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog…..joins me for an update on US-Cuba talks…..we will look at the opening of embassies and opposition to naming an Ambassador in the US Senate…….a word about The Cuban Adjustment Act 50 years later….Click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/07/15/the-latest-on-us-cuba-talks-with-jorge-ponce

Meet Max Aragon (“El Chapo”)

Like we say in cubano, “la bola pica y se extiende”.

The “El Chapo” story has a new edition, or its California chapter:

Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as “El Chapo,” the kingpin of the Sinaloa cartel was issued a California Driver’s License according to areport from Univision. The documents obtained by the Hispanic network are from a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) report where it states the drug lord obtained his license in 1988 under one of his aliases,Max Aragon. “

It gets better, or worse depending on how you feel abot national security:

“When “El Chapo” was issued the driver’s license, he was already a wanted man by the DEA.”

I have a simple question:  What other cartel leaders have licenses in California or in the US?

 

A look at US-Cuba talks with Jerry Brewer and Pedro Riera-Escalante

My friend Jerry Brewer is the C.E.O. of Criminal Justice International Associates, a global threat mitigation firm headquartered in northern Virginia.    He recently sat down with Pedro Riera Escalante……………

click to read the interview:

http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-look-at-us-cuba-talks-with-jerry.html

US-Cuba talks, FARC & US-Latin America stories of the week

Guests:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta’s Blog…..plus Jerry Brewer, C.E.O. of Criminal Justice International Associates, a global threat mitigation firm headquartered in northern Virginia……….we will discuss Jerry’s interview with a dissident about the US-Cuba talks, the latest from Venezuela, Colombia & FARC and other Latin America stories……..click to listen:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/07/09/us-latin-america-stories-with-jerry-brewer-fausta-rodriguez-wertz