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Unheralded military successes

Kaplan alert! A typical piece by the man himself in the typical travel writing/war correspondent/archair historian format that makes him so great. From the LA Times, slightly abridged: Unheralded military successes Low-cost, low-risk operations such as those in Colombia and … Continue reading

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King of Spain v.s. King of Spin

Spanish King Juan Carlos tells Chavez to “shut up”. Chavez repeatedly interrupted Spanish PM Jose Luis Zapatero at the Ibero-American summit in Chile last weekend, calling former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar a “fascist.” Zapatero, a socialist who defeated … Continue reading

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Landlocked Navies, Part 1: Paraguay

Note: I’m away on vacation biking around Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido with family. The posts in this series are autoposted. Hope you enjoy. Paraguay is a small Latin American country sandwiched between Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. It is a … Continue reading

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Mexico Drug Cartel Map

Inspired by Warfare 2050, image from Stratfor:

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City of God II

Gang rule of prisons isn’t limited to Brazil — it’s an epidemic across Latin America Prisoner caught with grenade where? An inmate at an El Salvador jail was caught with a hand grenade stuffed up his backside — a novel … Continue reading

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Venezuela allied with Al Qaeda?

Via superb Venezuela blog DE comes this, a response by Chavez General Staff member Rear Admiral Luis Cabrera to a question about a possible Al Qaeda threat against Venezuela’s oil facilities: “It should be seen how truthful that information is….it … Continue reading

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So much for Cuban medical care

Castro in ‘serious condition after failed operations’ The Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in a serious condition after three failed operations and complications from an intestinal infection, a Spanish newspaper has reported. El País said on Monday that the 80 … Continue reading

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How Panama became Independent

A computer-colored satellite photograph of the Panama Canal. President Theodore Roosevelt’s most famous foreign policy initiative is the construction of the Panam Canal. Roosevelt believed that a US-controlled canal across Central America was a vital national strategic interest. Upon completion, … Continue reading

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Pinochet v.s. Castro

The Washington Post has a great article about two former dictators dead or near death, Pinochet and Castro, and discusses “the substantive differences between the two”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/11/AR2006121101166.html in a manner similar to how Kaplan (and myself) have approached the issue before: … Continue reading

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Is Castro already dead?

An article in the National Review by Otto Reich implies that Castro may already be dead; and regardless of whether he is or not, preparations are on for a funeral of Catholic (emphasis on the capital ‘C’) proportions This time … Continue reading

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