Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Republics and Monarchies
Drugs in Latin America
Latin America Waits for Obama to Deliver
Barack Obama’s “Red” Spiritual Advisor, via Gates of Vienna.
Arizona’s Real Problem: Drug Crime
The vicious violence the border states are experiencing is not committed by migrant laborers.
Argentine government doubles ad spending in 2009
Argentine MPs pass gay marriage bill
BBC Allows Bolivian Vice-President to Claim that Forces Opposed to the Evo Morales Government Include “Officials From the U.S. Embassy”
Another Bolivian nationalisation
Evo Morales’s allies grow restive
Lula and the Brazilian moment
Is Brazil Developing the Bomb?
U.S. Govt, Soros Fund Offshore Drilling in Brazil
Brazil Bond Sales Fizzle as Odebrecht, Cruzeiro Delay Issues
IAPA pushes for Brazil to solve two longstanding journalist killings
¿Por qué no te callas?: Archbishop Dadeus Grings
Brazil’s booming economy
Too hot for comfort
The Central Bank raises interest rates for the first time since 2008
Contemplando Santiago desde uno de los edificios más altos de Sudamérica. views of Santiago from one of the tallest buildings in South America.
Colombia’s presidential election
The maths of a Green revolution
Antanas Mockus is in many ways the opposite of Álvaro Uribe, the popular outgoing president. So why are the polls saying the upstart might replace him?
Colombia Coffee Growers Say April Output Jumped 88%
Costa Rica inaugurates first female president
Freedom for what?
Another arrest in Cuba
Mother’s Day in Cuba for the Ladies in White, via Babalu.
Rockers For Stalinism & Segregation!
Rosa Diaz’s iPhone
Miami Company Seeks U.S. OK to Charge More for Cuba Phone Service
Ecuador a choice destination for emigrants from Cuba, that is.
El Salvador denuncia a México por malos tratos a inmigrantes
Guatemalan Suspected in 1982 Massacre Arrested in Florida
Can Ghosts Bring Life to Jonestown Cult Compound?
Jim Jones’s Tenured Apologist
Thirty years after Jonestown, Rebecca Moore tries to rehabilitate Peoples Temple.
Gangs become father, mother to Haiti’s forlorn orphans
Honduras, la Union Europea y UNASUR
“Cuba Si! Arizona No!” Says Mexican President Felipe Calderon
Mexico Peso Rises Most in Year as Europe Announces Loan Package
Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua
The show goes on
More blows against democracy
US Ambassador For Panama to Visit Boquete May 20
Guerrillas in Paraguay
The “people’s army” under siege
Paraguay’s leftist president institutes emergency laws to fight an insurgency
Uruguay Lifts 2010 GDP Growth Forecast to 5.1%, Lorenzo Says
Venezuelan Prices Surge to 7-Year High on Food Hikes
Venezuela: Inflation, speculation and irresponsibility
Currency Woes Dog Venezuelans After Devaluation
La Carolina, 5 days after Chavez stole it
Madres chavistas enfrentan chavistas corruptos
Chavez’s Threats May Make Economy Worse, Ramos Says
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Chavez needs 200 people to manage his Tweeter
Dania Virgen Garcia released from jail
Raul Baduel, the guy who sprung Chavez from jail, sentenced to jail
Today’s headlines: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis
Casualties of war
Better get insurance for that “free” Cuban healthcare
At Pajamas Media:
Puerto Rico and the Recurring Plebiscite
Congress quietly passed HR 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act. But why? And does anyone understand what’s in it?
At Real Clear World:
Venezuela: Baduel Sentenced to Eight Years
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