Friday, December 22, 2006


A friend was asked for a prediction for what might happen in Latin America over the next twelve months. This is what I suggested (with a little help from another friend, Eric)...

Castro dies. Nothing happens. So some fool Florida gusano tries to assassinate Raúl, but fails. We find out that US special services have helped him out on the sly, and that Cheney's given them the nod. Scandal. Cheney has a heart attack. Bush is impeached. Hillary is the only one with the machine to step in, and so in these exceptional circumstances she becomes president. But the perverse result is that, as the first woman commander-in-chief doesn't want to look soft on defence... she invades Cuba by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, happy holidays and all that.

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