SONIDO DE LATINAOTEAROA LatinAotearoa (Rhythmethod) It’s doubtful the creative catalysts behind LatinAotearoa – DJ Bobby Brazuka, Jennifer Zea and Isaac Aesili – could have made such a magical album on their own but together, well, they’re a funky and sensual force of nature. The title shouldn’t be misconstrued as a Kiwi take on Latin music – Zea is originally from Venezuela and Brazuka from Chile while Aesili is homegrown – but it was brewed here and features an extraordinary Spanish version of Ladi6’s Walk Right Up.
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CARACAS, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez revealed for the first time on Sunday that some of his political allies have collaborated with Colombia’s guerrillas in the past but he said he warned them to stop because it could give Washington an excuse to attack Venezuela. Chavez said he contacted radical government supporters who had met with the leftist rebels, presumably to tell them to stop collaborating with groups that Colombia and U.S
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a Pakistani Defense Ministry bus Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding 29 others, Rawalpindi police and medical officials said.
Fidel Castro told Argentina’s president Wednesday that he watched U.S. President Obama’s inauguration on TV, apparently belying widespread speculation that the former Cuban leader had suffered a major relapse or died, Argentina’s official news agency said.
Spanish energy company Repsol announced Friday a large natural gas find off the coast of Venezuela and visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was immediately informed, a Repsol spokesman told CNN.
Air China, the country’s flag carrier, has agreed to pay HK$6.3bn (US$813m) to increase its stake in Cathay Pacific, only three years after first securing a holding in the Hong Kong airline. Chavez’s government is “moving forcefully to silence critics,” said the unclassified U.S. analysis prepared by the Open Source Center, a government intelligence center
The recent closure of 32 privately owned radio stations and a proposed law to punish "media crimes" are signs that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his government, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday blasted accusations that his government supplied Colombian guerrillas with shoulder-fired anti-tank weapons and accused the neighboring country of blackmail. The remarks follow a freezing of diplomatic relations between the countries over the weapons issue and over negotiations that could lead to American military bases in Colombia.
At least 34 private radio stations in Venezuela were closed indefinitely Friday, and 206 more were at risk of being shut down, a government official said.