The Summit of the the Americas (Cumbre de las Américas) is upon us (April 14-15). For those of you not too familiar with this event it’s when all the presidents of the Americas meet up to “solve” the problems that plague the continent. It runs every three years and this year it’s being held at Cartagena. Cuba hasn’t participated though, obviously, and this means that Chavez is all “why even have this meeting if Cuba isn’t here?”.
Presiden Obama arrived today and what looks like the whole Colombian military, along with helicopters and submarines, is there to keep him safe. Pretty much all of Cartagena has been evacuated and closed-off so the presidents can have their own private vacation, complete with a soccer game for Evo Morales and everything. The mamertos have been all over this throwing bombs at la nacho and so today the university was closed. The best part, however, was this news. That’s right, a village near Cartagena wants to give Obama a donkey, a present like no other, to represent their love for him and the democratic party. Or does it? It seems more like sarcasm, and they’re really insulting him in Spanish, calling him “burro” (stupid, dumb). Or maybe they’re just really costeño chafa. What do you think?