Tuesday, November 30, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor


(from me @OTB).

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Monday, November 29, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor


365.331 (11/28/10)

By Steven L. Taylor

Christmas Lights

365.330 (11/27/10)

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By Steven L. Taylor

Nappin’ in Front of the Tube

365.329 (11/26/10)

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By Steven L. Taylor

Via Colombia Reports:  2,416 Colombia embassy cables leaked.

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Sunday, November 28, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

McCain raises “regime change” in re:  the DKRP.  Plus, he and Admiral Mullen aren’t too pleased with the Chinese.

From me @OTB:  McCain and North Korea.

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Saturday, November 27, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

Via WaPoColombian ex-police chief charged in killing

Colombian prosecutors issued an arrest warrant Thursday for a 73-year-old former domestic security chief who they say participated in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.

Retired Gen. Miguel Maza Marquez has been charged with aggravated homicide for allegedly allying himself with the drug traffickers whose hired guns killed Galan, said German Gomez, spokesman for Colombia’s chief prosecutor.

The DAS domestic security agency that Maza Marquez led provides bodyguards for politicians, human rights activists and others. Prosecutors say the general intentionally lightened Galan’s bodyguard contingent to enable the Aug. 18, 1989 assassination.

This is the second time that Maza has been arrested in connection with the Galán slaying (I noted last year’s arrest here).   According to WaPo, Maza “was freed in April due to procedural errors.”

The WaPo headline is in error (describing Maza as an “ex-police chief”) as the head of the DAS is more like a combined head of the Secret Service, FBI and DHS rolled into one.

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By Steven L. Taylor

Via CNN International:  Colombia and Ecuador agree to reestablish full diplomatic ties

The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador announced Friday they will resume full diplomatic relations after more than two years of estrangement.


Ecuador broke relations with Colombia on March 3, 2024, two days after the Colombian military attacked a Colombian leftist rebel camp in Angostura, just inside Ecuador’s border with Colombia.

The announcement came from the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) summit currently being held in Guyana.

The role of UNASUR was such that the headline in El Tiempo read as follows:  “UNASUR, the Godfather of the New Quito-Bogotá Wedding” (Unasur, el padrino de la nueva boda Quito-Bogotá).

The UNASUR connection is interesting only because it seems that the newly formed organization (treaty signed in 2024 that grew out of an original attempted at regional integration in 2024) and yet it has quickly become a serious forum for inter-state communication in the region.

More on the summit via the AP:  South American leaders urged to strengthen ties.

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By Steven L. Taylor

I see via the Monkey Cage that political scientist Chalmers Johnson passed away earlier this month:  Chalmers Johnson has died.

My first and primary exposure to Johnson’s work was his book Revolutionary Change, although his career encompassed a number of topics.

Reason has a obituary here:  Chalmers Johnson, R.I.P. as does Steve Clemons at The Washington Note:  The Impact Today and Tomorrow of Chalmers Johnson.

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Thursday, November 25, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

A Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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