Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Today’s Carnival is named after those
busts of Fidel Castro Hugo Chavez is planning to install in Caracas while Cuba continues to hold political prisoners and harass their wives.
Via Real Clear World Video: Greg Grandin, Michael Shifter, Kevin Casas-Zamora and John Coatsworth discussing Latin America
Médicos cubanos en Venezuela huyen por Colombia de la tiranía castrista
Henry Kissinger ‘cancelled warning against political assassinations’
Henry Kissinger cancelled a warning against carrying out international political assassinations just days before a former Chilean ambassador was killed in Washington, according to a newly released State Department cable The Latin Americanist
A Study of Productivity in Latin America
US pledges help to fight Caribbean drug trafficking
Lula to decide on Battisti, via
Brazilian president gets court papers on ex-terrorist Gates of Vienna
Judge allows start of bids on controversial Brazil dam
China and Brazil sign trade deals at Bric summit
El Nuevo Tablero Territorial: reconstrucción anti tsunami
Rural poverty in Colombia
Chilean Businessman Found Dead in Havana Apartment
Los Estefan hablaron con Obama sobre la situación de los DD.HH en Cuba
Cuban security agents again halt march by Ladies in White
For the second time in as many weeks, security agents denied the female relatives of jailed dissidents permission to hold their protest Sunday.
Héctor Larroque Rego, Cuban Political Prisoner of the Week, April 18, 2010
The Other Interview
Grumbling is not the same as dissent
DiCaprio and Norton attend eco-conference
Ecuadorean threat to oil giants
The Ecuadorean government has threatened to take over foreign oil concessions if the companies resist growing state control of the industry.
Ecuador May Begin Mine Royalty Talks Next Month, Chamber Says
Michelle Obama Visits Haiti
Justice for Haiti
Dreaming beyond the rubble
While a barely functioning government struggles with a huge refugee problem, the world has agreed on money and a plan to turn a “Republic of NGOs” into a state
Congress vs. Honduran Democrats
American liberals are still sore about the ‘coup’ that ousted Manuel Zelaya.
La Gringa’s Mango Ice Cream Recipe
Robin Givhan examines Michelle Obama’s first trip abroad alone
Oklahoma Taxes Money Orders to Mexico: Mexico Threatens Oklahoma with Trade War
Adios Amigos. Hola Czarinna de Diplomacia
Obesity in Mexico? Sra. Calderon should remind Mrs. BO no one is getting killed on the border because they are fat!
The “Other” Side of the Mexican Border
Fleeing Drug Violence, Mexicans Pour Into U.S.
Proceso en la guarida de “El Mayo” Zambada
Mexico’s culture wars
As the capital grows more liberal, conservatives are rallying elsewhere
Political battle brews in Nicaragua as 2 judges refuse to surrender their gavels
The refusal of Sandinista judges on the Supreme Court to step down after their terms expired is the latest effort to thwart democracy in the Central American country, opposition leaders and analysts say.
Chiriquí Center is Getting Closer
El caso Grütter
Peru town copes with being devoured by mine
Peru’s Machu Picchu ruins reopen to tourists
Cuban Revolutionary-Turned-Critic Carlos Franqui Dies in Puerto Rico
Unveiling of bust in Caracas is postponed
Chávez pays 1-day visit to Castro brothers
Colombia blasts Venezuela’s detention of fishermen
We despise you and dislike you, but please gringos send some dollars, the arepa project ain’t working well
Of course, hackistry plays a role too…
19 de abril as a dysfunctional holiday
Jeremayakovka, Boxer Edwin Valero found dead in jail
The fighter was a household name in Venezuela and had a huge image of President Hugo Chavez tattooed on his chest, along with the country’s yellow, blue and red flag.
GLORIA ESTEFAN: ‘Our Gloria’ Betrays Cuban Fans, Jumps On Obama Bandwagon
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Free Trade’s Friends
The case for Free Trade with Latin America
Let them eat sushi
The incredible Colombian travel advisory
Chavez Rallies to Defend His Government
At Real Clear World:
Flyin’ High with Evo
El Mayo Zambada, Fausta's blog, Robert Gates, Sinaloa Cartel