Here’s a headline from Granma, Cuba’s official state press:
Killing of Kennedy may have derailed Cuba pact
I can’t see Jack Kennedy calling for normalizing relations with Cuba so shortly after the Misssile Crisis – at least not with Castro still alive.
Update: The original story appeared in the Guardian.
Kim Jong Il‘s “On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building” is now available in Spanish translation, thanks to the Communist Party of Venezuela.
Included in the pamphlet are “the historical lessons drawn from the collapse of the socialist ruling parties and the destruction of the socialist systems in some countries”.
I’m sure Hugo will be thrilled to hear it.
(Link via Enzo at the fab Italian-language blog, 1972.)
Don’t miss David Carr’s hilarious fisking of the hilarious-if-he-weren’t-so-dangerous Subcomandante Marcos at Samizdata.
Buenos Aires, that is. (What did you think I meant? Tsk, tsk.) One of my all-time favorite cities, with some of the best shopping and dining in the world (Just behind New York, and just ahead of Santa Fe, NM). And now that their economy is in the dumper, you can, as Mark Mazzetti tells in Slate, enjoy a dinner of cow and fermented grape for $15.
Oxblog’s David Adesnik takes on the Washington Post for their sloppy coverage of the Argentine election.
Kirchner won, by the way.
It looks as if that old, nasty, skirt-chasing, authoritarian, Peronist, terrorist-coddling asshole Carlos Menem may not be long for this political world.