Festive Left Friday Blogging: Playing catch-up with El Ecuadorable

Sigh. What’s a girl to do when she’s looking for Latin American lefty-porn to give her readers their Friday fix of progressive pulchritude? All the news is full of Chavecito and his maybe-recurred cancer (or maybe-just-scar-tissue, did-THAT-ever-occur-to-you-crapaganda-whores?). And we all know what naughtiness Evo has been up to lately (yawwwwwwwwwwwn). So what else is there ...

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another satellite for Venezuela

Looks like Simón Bolívar will have even more company in orbit. In addition to his Bolivian and Ecuadorian counterparts, he’s going to be joined by another Venezuelan satellite, named after another independence hero: The new satellite, “Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda”, represents a great leap for the development of technological independence in Venezuela, said president Hugo ...

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Two million and counting!

Ahem. Make that two and a HALF million… And now, the story from Aporrea: At 10:06 this morning, and three months shy of his second anniversary on Twitter, President Hugo Chávez made history as the most-followed head of state on the social network, with two and a half million followers. 1394 tweets, following 21 tweeters, ...

Keystone XL: Dirty oil barons threaten Obama

The clearest, most concise explanation yet of why the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would ferry dirty tar-sands oil from Alberta to Texas, must not proceed. Yes, all this talk of “ending our dependence on foreign oil” is a LIE. Shocking? Wait, it gets worse. The pipeline would also threaten a geologically unstable area that ...

An Ecuadorable little satellite

A Russian Dnepr RS-20 rocket like this one will carry an Ecuadorian satellite into orbit next year. Sheesh. Those crazy Latinos, whatever will they do next? First Venezuela puts Simón Bolívar into orbit, then Bolivia follows suit with Tupac Amaru. Now, Ecuador is also getting in on the Earth-orbiting business, with a tiny little titan ...

Festive Left Friday Blogging: Tweet of the Day

Courtesy of a Venezuelan tweep: “Sometimes Rafael Correa makes me think I’m gay.” Ladies ‘n’ gents, he’s talking about THIS fine-ass dude here: The president of Ecuador, arriving in Caracas, Venezuela, for a LatAm summit. And totally reminding me that I, too, am a gay man trapped in a woman’s body, if the wet dreams ...