Joran Van der Sloot was arrested in the Netherlands, where he is attending a university. The others, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe were arrested in Aruba. Van der Sloot is expected to be extradited to the Dutch Caribbean island.These are the same cats identified almost immediately as being the last to have been seen with Natalee alive. They were arrested and released a couple of times, in what passes for Dutch jurisprudence. Who knows what has inspired this most recent official spasm; I suspect that tourism is down. Dave at Political Dogs thinks similarly; the arrests may be the effects of a boycott.
Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator who likes to accuse the US of imperialism, gives the Dutch Empire, whose New World island money-maker is right in his back yard, a pass. Go figure.