Thursday, March 17, 2011

Obama in Latin America

President Obama is already getting some pokes for traveling to Latin America despite the crises in the Middle East and Japan, not to mention a budget debate at home.  From the Wall Street Journal:

With the Middle East in turmoil, Japan’s nuclear reactors at least partly melting down and Congress in the midst of a budget battle, President Barack Obama is going to … Latin America.

Of course, he would also be criticized if he chose to postpone the trip.  In general, it reflects well on Latin America that it is not crisis-ridden enough to get the global spotlight.  In fact, Obama will likely talk about successful political transitions in Latin America in a comparative context.  It's downright comparative politics!

But during his trip to Latin America next week, Obama is likely to use his visit to a region that has undergone a long process of transitioning from authoritarian regimes to democratization to finally address the future of the Middle East. 

I have a feeling these will be superficial comparisons, but I will be interested to hear how he frames them.


Vicente Duque 1:45 PM  

Some people in CNN/Spanish are surprised and shocked that President Obama does not visit Colombia. A postponement could be the opportunity of adding that location to his vacations ( due to the grave problems in the Arab World and Japan )


Vicente Duque 1:47 PM  

Amazing Story of Dog Nipper (1884–1895) ( The RCA Victor Dog - "Listening to the Master's Voice" ) - He was named Nipper because he tried to bite visitors in the leg, like Russell Pearce and Jan Brewer with non-Whites, that is why they have been just scolded by their masters, the Arizona Most Powerful Businessmen and Rich Owners of the Game.

Before telling you the beautiful and tender story of Dog Nipper, I want to say this : How can you survive as a Republican Politician if you enrage and cause harm and damage to the Money and Economic Interests of your masters ??

Because masters they are, those rich Businessmen, owners of the "Monopoly Game" of Arizona, the guys that play "Reality Show" all day with the properties, warehouses, stores, factories, buildings, development projects, parking places, and even with the lives and fortunes of common ordinary Arizonans.

They are the guys that pull the strings for Electoral Campaigns and can get you elected or kick you out of office.

And they have just expressed their displeasure with this ugly game of Racism, Hatred and Bigotry that Russell Pearce and Jan Brewer practice - 60 powerful businessmen that are the "Who is Who" or Arizona send a letter to Russell Pearce asking him to stop his monothematic persecution against "Illegals" ( read Hispanics, Brownies and Coloreds of any sort ) because it is gravely harming their businesses.

Nipper in Wikipedia

Some excerpts :

Nipper (1884–1895) was a dog that served as the model for a painting titled His Late Master's Voice. This image was the basis for the dog and trumpet logo used by several audio recording and associated brands: His Master's Voice, HMV, RCA, Victor, RCA Victor and JVC.

Nipper was born in 1884 in Bristol, England, and died in September 1895.[1] It has been claimed in various sources that he was a Jack Russell Terrier, a Fox Terrier, a Dalmatian, a Rat Terrier or an American Pit Bull Terrier. He was named Nipper because he tried to bite visitors in the leg.

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