Pulido’s buddy signs a deal with Castro and Chavez

Remember that funny picture that was circulating a few months ago, after coca farmer Evo Morales won the Presidency in Bolivia? You know the one – it featured Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido, hanging out with Morales. We never did find out what the heck that was all about, but now comes word that Morales has now signed a trade compact with Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, “rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.” You think Pulido is feeling a bit stupid yet for hanging out with Morales? If only we had a decent candidate to run against Pulido…

You can read more about the socialist trade compact at: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-briefs30.3apr30,1,4530243.story?coll=la-headlines-world

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