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Big elections coming up in Mexico

Big elections coming up in Mexico — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 29, 2015  

‘Populismo’ is Killing Brazil

"Latin America should know by now that "populismo" does not create prosperity. It just drives investors to other more attractive places, like Chile next door.  It also creates a bloated state, "crony capitalism" and the corruption that comes with it. It's time for real change to come to Brazil. Frankly, all that they have to […]

An early Bibi update: Did Obama’s endorsement kill another candidate?

So far so good for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu!   I understand that his victory is not official but it looks good. My friend Barry Casselman (The Prairie Editor) has an explanation of how these multi-party elections work in Israel: "The votes are still being counted in Israel, but it appears that Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” […]

Venezuela & US-Latin America stories of the week with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz

GUESTS:  Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog, joins me for a discussion of the latest US-Latin America stories..........we will also hear from Luisa Ravelo-Guedes, a Venezuelan national who lives in here for the show:

1983: Reagan calls the USSR “the evil empire”

  It was 32 years ago but I'd bet that you remember it like it was yesterday: "Speaking to a convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Florida on this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan publicly refers to the Soviet Union as an evil empire for the second time in his career. He […]

Shades of Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain Speech’

(My American Thinker post) It was a remarkable speech. PM Netanyahu spoke clearly, forcefully, and eloquently about the nuclear deal. This is one of those "must-watch speeches" that comes along once a generation. It reminded us of another statesman who came to the U.S. many years ago. It was on March 5, 1946 that the then former PM […]

Let the PM of Israel Speak!

(My new American Thinker post) With all due respect to President Obama, I want to hear what PM Netanyahu has to say.....CLICK HERE FOR THE POST:  

Dr Ilena Johnson Paugh, author & economist….and her book “Communism 2.0″

GUEST:  Dr Ilena Johnson Paugh, author & economist....she has written a new book called "Communism 2.0", a look at communism in Romania 25 years later.....why is communism (or socialism) popular again with young people?   what are the lessons for the US?  how are Europe's economic problems, such as the financial crisis in Greece or unemployment […]

Maduro “le tiene que echar la culpa a alguien” for the mess in Venezuela

We have seen this movie before: First, the regime mismanages the economy with what The Economist calls:  "... ruinous economic policies have caused shortages of basic consumer goods and medicines and a sharp rise in inflation and poverty." Second, the government arrests someone to distract the population. In Cuba, it was the attacks on "El Diario […]

US-Cuba talks, Argentina and other US-Latin America issues of the week

GUESTS: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, editor of Fausta's Blog AND Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog.   Click to listen:

“Adios muchacha”: It’s time for Cristina Fernandez to resign

"Adios muchacha": It's time for Cristina Fernandez... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 15, 2015  

Argentina, the Dysfunctional Nation

(My new American Thinker post) Twenty years ago, a horrible terrorist act killed 87 and injured over 100 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  It was the worst terrorist in this hemisphere before 9-11. It targeted Jews at a major Jewish Center. Sadly, we are still waiting for a formal explanation of what happened. How does the murder of 87 people remained […]

1994 and a few lessons from lifting the Vietnam trade embargo

It was 21 years ago today that President Clinton and the US Congress lifted the Vietnam trade embargo: "President Clinton lifted the embargo primarily to encourage cooperative efforts between the U.S. and Vietnam to discover the fate of American prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) who had remained unaccounted for after the […]

Wanted: Transparency in Mexico and Argentina

Wanted: Transparency in Mexico and Argentina — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 29, 2015  

A look at US-Cuba talks, Argentina, Mexico and Jose Marti with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz & Jorge Ponce

Wed January 28............. A look at US-Cuba talks, the latest from Argentina, Mexico and the students PLUS Jose... — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 28, 2015