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Romania 25 years after communism

Like Cuba, Romania was governed by a corrupt dictator who lived in fancy palaces and had prisons all over the country. Check out our chat with Dr Ileana Johnson, author of "Echoes of communism"......she visited her homeland on the 25th anniversary of the collapse of communism..... Click to read and listen: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/06/romania-25-years-later.html

A break down in the rule of law in Argentina

Maybe the Nisman murder will inspire the next grea... http://t.co/pZPJ8WWypG — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) April 23, 2015  

The Gitmo 6 bouncing around in Uruguay

(My new American Thinker post) It reads like a Saturday Night Live segment.  All you need is a guy with a Syrian accent screaming, “Live from New York…” In reality, this is the story of the Gitmo terrorists who were sent to Uruguay not long ago: Uruguay’s president says the U.N. refugee agency will help six former Guantanamo prisoners obtain […]

Big protests in Brazil against Dilma’s administration

What we are seeing in Brazil is a perfect storm of misguided populist policies, an unsustainable welfare state, and the corruption that always comes when big business and bureaucrats are too cozy, i.e. "crony capitalism".... click to read the post: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/04/how-do-you-say-tea-party-in-portuguese.html    

Big elections coming up in Mexico

Big elections coming up in Mexico http://t.co/mSMzLz89t4 — 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 Texas....click here for the show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/03/12/venezuela-us-latin-america-stories-of-the-week-with-fausta-rodriguez-wertz

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: http://cantotalk.blogspot.com/2015/03/let-pm-of-israel-speak.html  

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: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2015/02/18/us-cuba-talks-argentina-and-other-us-latin-america-issues-of-the-week

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

"Adios muchacha": It's time for Cristina Fernandez... http://t.co/JUkqiy3oxb — Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) February 15, 2015