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December 15, 2009

Blog Guy, the presidents of those Latin American countries like Venezuela and Cuba, do they make much money? I mean, can you earn a good living doing that?

Well, it’s tough, but most of them are allowed to supplement their government incomes with commercial endorsements, product placement, stuff like that.

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That sounds like a pretty good deal.

Yeah, Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chavez, seems to be raking it in. Looks like he’s selling wristwatches, personal hygiene products…

Blog Guy, I know that isn’t what is happening here. It’s time to tell your readers the truth…

Sigh. I guess you’re right. Okay, below you can see three Latin American leaders riding in Cuba’s famous “all-glass subway,” holding onto clear Lucite straps as they hurtle toward their stop….

Thanks, Blog Guy. Now that wasn’t so tough, was it?

No, I feel better already.

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Top left: Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez points out the time to his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro upon arrival at the opening session of the 5th ALBA alliance summit in Havana, December 13, 2009.

Top right: Cuba’s President Raul Castro (R) looks at his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez salute with a clenched fist during the official photo session of the summit, December 13, 2009.

Bottom: Cuba’s President Raul Castro is flanked by his Venezuelan and Bolivian counterparts, Hugo Chavez (L) and Evo Morales (R) respectively, as they salute with clenched fists during the official photo session of the summit, 13, 2009.

REUTERS photos by Desmond Boylan

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well, they really did seem to be like in a subway… think i need my meds again…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I’d hate to be stuck in between them on a subway…is the guy in blue digging for fleas?

I’ll join you on the med-taking Shra. It’s time for my afternoon dose anyway!

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Chavez is complaining about how badly run the all-glass subway is: it’s continuously behind schedule, there are never empty seats, there’s always high-pitched laughs from passengers all around… Not only that, insecurity is so bad he has to keep a hand over his pen to make sure it’s not knicked away from his pocket!! The thing, Robert, this all-glass tube doesn’t run in Cuba, so that’s why they are all making believe…

I think my meds are acting just spot on, don’t you think?

M.

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive
 

These guys should have learned from ruthless dictator Benito Mussolini. Say what you want, he made the trains run on time….

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive
 

Wonder what LMR would have to say about this… anyone heard from her? Or Dave?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

LMR has sent comments within the last few hours. She’s fine, or at least as fine as she can be. Dave, on the other hand, I’m worried about. Dave?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

Dave… I think the last time I saw him he was walking away, glaze-eyed and somewhat ruffled, with a couple of guys in white hats. Do you guys reckon he’ll be alright?

Posted by 1M1 | Report as abusive
 

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