1. Ominous silence in Zimbabwe. The opposition still insists that it has won a clear majority, but no presidential vote tallies have been released by the electoral commission fueling speculation that Bobby M is going to claim victory.
2. Farmers are back to the blockades in Argentina. After initial negotiations with the government broke down, tax protesting farmers resumed their roadblocks and protests, though they are now delivering milk as some other products internally. The FT reports that the cost of the protests is approaching a billion dollars.
3. Chavez proposes to exhume Bolivar's body to test for poison and his poll numbers skyrocket!! Really!!
4. Cubans can now live the good life in Cuba. Sure, electronics, cell phones, even staying in hotels! Not sure where they are supposed to get the scratch to pay for all this bling, but hey!