This week I have been splitting my gaming focus between two things: Royal Envoy, a time-management/building game, and Tropico 3, the banana republic sim, where you rebuild your island and get the economy on its feet without losing the hearts of the people.
Tropico 3 is just how I remembered its predecessors, with updated graphics and a smoother gameplay experience. The economy and infrastructure are still rich and intricately woven together, and the hearts of your people are still fickle. There is a sturdy single player campaign, and excellent resources for multi-player and player-created scenarios.
I recommend it highly.