Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mexico Leftist Leader Sees Strength Fade

JANUARY 31, 2007
Leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has declared himself Mexico's "legitimate president," saw his strength wane as organizers of Wednesday's march to protest skyrocketing tortilla prices asked him to stay on the sidelines.
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Chavez gains more powers in the Venezuelan Government

The Venezuelan Congress enacted measures to grant President Hugo Chavez massive law-making powers. He wants to use his new powers to change Venezuela into a completely socalistic society, bringing oil and gas projects under state control. Supporters say the law will make the state more efficient, however opponenets claim the law puts too much power into one person's hands, which is a recipe for disaster. Read more here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Protestors in Ecuador

Today in Ecuador protestors stormed Congress to demand that they approve leftist president, Correa's, proposed referendum on whether or not to rewrite the constitution. The protestors caused the lawmakers to evacuate the building. Correa is the leftist president of Ecuador that wants to make changes to stop the influence from traditional political parties. The protest forced officials to close the legislature. More can be read here.

-Meredith West

Castro Video

Possible verification that Castro is up and about... go here.