Tag Archives: South America

Chavez is dead

Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez has died of cancer, aged 58, and he won’t be mourned in Israel. President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across … Continue reading

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What is Argentina’s Kirchner playing at?

Argentina’s flamboyant President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has made a a couple of very controversial decisions in recent months, allying herself with dangerous dictators and thereby antagonising the West. She has been antagonising Britain with her outspoken pronouncements about reclaiming … Continue reading

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Category: Now there’s a surprise

We’re heading into yet another week of family celebrations (another niece’s wedding, plus a cousin’s) so I shall condense my blogging for the moment into a link dump of sorts. Under the category “Now there’s a surprise” (sarcasm being my … Continue reading

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