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  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Why Gingrich Should Stay in the GOP race all the way to Tampa Convention

    03/25/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 41 replies · 8+ views
    March 25, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is so valuable to the American Conservative movement in America. This is why Newt should stay in the race all the way to the convention in August. Everyday, Newt clearly expresses conservative policy, positions, plans and Obama rebuttals. Newt pushes and explains doable plans for energy, Social Security, Iran etc every week, where Santorum and Romney are talking pious generalities. Let's face it. The other thing that Newt is doing with his substantive speeches and TV radio appearances is he is showing the world that he is solid presidential material. So if Mitt or Rick continue to screw...
  • What‘s With David Axelrod’s Weird Tweet About Mormons? And Why Did He Delete It?

    03/16/2012 9:40:29 PM PDT · by Fred · 61 replies
    The BLaze ^ | 031612 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Top Obama re-election adviser David Axelrod posted — and then deleted — something of a head-scratching tweet Monday that included a link to a news story about menstruating Mormon women being barred from official ceremonies.
  • Victim's family sues over Schwarzenegger clemency

    01/20/2011 2:32:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2011 | JUDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The parents of a murdered college student say former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger "messed with the wrong family" in issuing an 11th-hour clemency for the son of a political ally.
  • FARC rebels seek 'political solution' to Colombia conflict

    08/23/2010 4:27:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2010 | Benjamin Birnbaum
    Marxist rebels' open letter asks South American body to facilitate peace talksColombia's largest insurgent group asked the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to help resolve the country's decades-old political struggle in a open letter published Wednesday. "Although the government of Colombia has closed the door to dialogue with the insurgency spurred on by the mirage of a military victory and Washington's interference, we want to convey to the Union of Nations of the South, UNASUR, our unyielding determination to seek a political solution to the conflict," said the letter from the communist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), published...
  • U.S. reassesses options after Colombia court voids base ruling

    08/18/2010 5:02:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Thw Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2010 | Benjamin Birnbaum
    The Obama administration is exploring its options after the highest court in Colombia — the U.S.'s closest Latin American ally — voided an agreement that would have allowed an increased U.S. military presence at seven bases across the country. "This is part of a legal process within Colombia," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Wednesday. "We expect it will be resolved in interaction among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Colombia. We will consult closely with the Colombian government, understand the issues that are involved in this legal matter and look to the Santos government to take appropriate steps...
  • Venezuela, Colombia look to repair stormy relations

    08/10/2010 7:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2010 | Benjamin Birnbaum
    Caracas and Bogota appeared to put an end to their short-lived diplomatic crisis Tuesday, as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and new Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos held a high-profile summit at a Colombian port town. "We are looking to restore relations between two brother nations," Mr. Santos said upon arriving in Santa Marta. "We're optimistic, and we want this meeting to produce firm results." Mr. Chavez said that "despite all the storms, I come to ratify my eternal love for Colombia." The meeting comes three days after Mr. Santos was sworn in, and nearly three weeks after an accusation by...
  • In Colombia, GOP Rep. Mack calls on Obama to put Venezuela on terror list

    08/07/2010 6:03:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 7, 2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.), in Bogota on Saturday, called for the Obama administration to designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism. Mack was one of eight lawmakers in Colombia for the swearing in of the country's new president, Juan Manuel Santos. He met with departing President Alvaro Uribe and held a press conference in Bogota to detail his efforts to have Colombia's neighbor placed on the terror list. "I think the time is now to put him on that list," Mack told The Hill by phone from Colombia, saying that President Hugo Chavez supported the FARC rebels in Colombia...
  • Chávez Loses in Colombia--The election of Juan Manuel Santos was a rebuke to the Venezuelan dictator

    06/25/2010 11:45:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 25, 2010 | Jaime Daremblum
    Chalk up another defeat for Hugo Chávez. Last weekend, Colombian voters delivered a landslide victory to conservative presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos, who clobbered former Bogotá mayor Antanas Mockus by nearly 42 percentage points. Always eager to meddle in foreign elections, Chávez had strongly criticized Santos during the campaign, calling him a “threat to the region” and warning that “he could cause a war in this part of the world, upon instructions from the Yankees.” On April 25, the Venezuelan dictator said that, while Santos was “trying to dress as Little Red Riding Hood,” he was actually “a wolf...
  • Cracks in local support for Zelaya expulsion

    08/06/2009 7:32:54 AM PDT · by normanpubbie · 8 replies · 642+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/5/2009 | Alexandra Olsen
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — A leading candidate for Honduras' presidency distanced himself Wednesday from the overthrow of Manuel Zelaya and said sending him abroad was a mistake, while clashes broke out between police and supporters of the ousted president. The comments by Elvin Santos add to cracks in the once-solid backing among the country's power structure for the June 28 removal of Zelaya, though officials so far have rejected international demands to let him return to the presidency. "I will go to all corners of the country to explain that I was in no way a part of the events of...
  • Man accused of killing, dismembering girlfriend

    07/31/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT · by em2vn · 8 replies · 170+ views
    breitbart ^ | 07-31-08 | MARCO SIBAJA
    Police on Thursday accused a Brazilian man of killing and dismembering his 17-year-old British girlfriend, taking pictures of her body parts with his cell phone and stuffing her torso in a suitcase. Goias state police inspector Jorge Moreira da Silva said officers found the suitcase with the torso of Cara Marie Burke on Monday at the edge of a river in the central Brazilian city of Goiania. Burke's boyfriend, Mohamed D'Ali Carvalho Santos, 20, was arrested on Thursday and was charged with homicide, Silva said.
  • 6-Month-Old Killed For Disturbing Video Game, Deputies Say

    04/23/2008 9:36:04 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 32 replies · 93+ views
    local6 ^ | April 23, 2008
    DAVENPORT, Fla. -- A Central Florida man is accused of shaking and killing a 6-month-old baby because the boy disturbed his video game playing.Enrique Santos, 24, of Davenport, was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Elishmael Rodriguez.According to an arrest affidavit, Wanda Rodriguez, who lives at 2911 Holly Hill Cutoff Road in Davenport with her two sons and Santos, left home at about 5 p.m. to go to work, leaving her children in the care of Santos.Santos put the 6-month-old boy to sleep in a playpen in the bedroom at about 10 p.m., the affidavit...
  • The king of anti-kidnapping

    05/24/2007 12:06:25 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 566+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 24 May 2007 | Sonni Efron
    Colombia has its human rights problems, but in one respect it's a poster child for law-enforcement progress. Once the kidnapping capital of the world, Colombia claims to have slashed its snatching-for-profit business by 88% since President Alvaro Uribe took office in 2002. The man who may know the kidnapping business personally is Uribe's vice president, Francisco Santos, who was snatched in 1990 and held hostage by drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Escobar, head of the Medellin cartel, was seeking to pressure the Colombian government not to extradite him to the United States to face drug charges. Santos was a young editor...
  • A COMPASSIONATE RENAISSANCE WOMAN

    06/12/2005 3:45:18 PM PDT · by marblehead17 · 12 replies · 476+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 06-12-2005 | marblehead17
    This is one amazing woman. She takes the time to play piano for the sick grandaughter, Charity Sunshine, of Rep. Tom Lantos (D CA). Ms. Sunshine is a soprano that suffers from pulmonary hypertension, which can be fatal, and there is no cure."An Evening of Music, Friendship and Awareness" and hosted by Lantos, she drew the secretary of state to play selections by Verdi, Mozart and Jerome Kern. Read more HERE
  • Santos, Sackatoga Sue Miami Herald for Libel (Connected to Last year's Derby Winner, Funny Cide )

    05/16/2004 6:20:13 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 150+ views
    Thoroughbred Times ^ | May 9, 2004
    Santos, Sackatoga Sue Miami Herald for Libel 5/9/2004 12:07:00 PM Jockey Jose Santos and Sackatoga Stable, the connections of 2003 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Funny Cide, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in federal court against the Miami Herald and its parent company, Knight Ridder Inc., for libel and are seeking $48-million in damages, the Associated Press reports.The suit stems from a story and a photograph published on May 10, 2003, that appeared to show Santos holding an object in the same hand as his whip just after he guided Funny Cide across the finish line. Bernie Hettel, Kentucky’s chief state...
  • Santos Cleared of Wrongdoing in Derby Win

    05/12/2003 1:56:34 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 18 replies · 223+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | May 12, 2003 | RICHARD ROSENBLATT
    Santos Cleared of Wrongdoing in Derby Win By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jose Santos was cleared Monday of wrongdoing in his Kentucky Derby victory aboard Funny Cide after track officials found he had nothing in his hand besides his whip. AP Photo   Three Churchill Downs stewards determined Santos followed the rules of racing, ending a controversy that had threatened to tarnish thoroughbred racing and disrupt the Preakness Stakes. "We are confident that Jose Santos carried nothing more than a whip in his right hand as Funny Cide won the Kentucky Derby," chief steward Bernie Hettel...
  • Report Alleges US Role in Angola Arms-for-Oil Scandal

    05/26/2002 5:52:53 AM PDT · by rdavis84 · 28 replies · 389+ views
    CorpWatch ^ | May 17, 2002 | Wayne Madsen
    Report Alleges US Role in Angola Arms-for-Oil Scandal By Wayne MadsenSpecial to CorpWatchMay 17, 2002 As the US Congress continues its investigation of the Enron affair, human rights advocates are calling for a probe of the Bush administration's possible role in another energy and influence-peddling scandal. According to a recent report by the British-based non-governmental organization Global Witness, Bush and US oil interests have ties to some of the key figures in the arms-for-oil scandal which has devastated Angola.Known as "Angolagate" in France, the scandal involves arms-for-oil deals between French businessman Pierre Falcone, the head of a firm called Brenco...