Festive Left Friday Blogging: Lula and Kirchner come to Chavecito; Piñera comes to Quito

Nope, Chavecito’s not coming to the inauguration of that peasant-killing thug Santos in Colombia. He’s got bigger fish to fry, and two of them were in Venezuela today:


And there they are, right behind him. Néstor Kirchner, former president of Argentina, and Lula, outgoing president of Brazil, attended a summit today at the Yellow House in Caracas. The theme: south-south integration, as South America and Africa forge closer political and economic ties. Other topics on the table: Colombia and the shit it’s been pulling with Venezuela of late. Because if there’s one fly in the ointment of integration, it’s bound to be Colombia…

Here’s another nice shot of the friendly trio:


And here’s a third, just for good measure (and because I couldn’t resist the jollity):


And that’s not all the meetin’ and greetin’ going on. The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, was in Quito, Ecuador today, meeting with his local counterpart, Rafael Correa:


This photo is just begging for a caption. Anyone care to have at it?

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2 Responses to Festive Left Friday Blogging: Lula and Kirchner come to Chavecito; Piñera comes to Quito

  1. James Hardwick says:

    Begging for a caption?
    I’ll bite.
    How about I wish we had leaders like this in the U.S.A.
    Damn, Latin America is becoming the land of the free and the home of the brave and we’re just sliiping back into the Gilded Age and calling it freedom…..

  2. The gilded cage of the Gilded Age, eh? Yeah, I feel it up here in Canada too. Wish we had an Ecuadorable or a Chavecito or an Evo, instead of the toady we’ve got.

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