The Argentinian gay marriage Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerWelcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Argentina is now the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.

LATIN AMERICA
Marcela Sanchez: The Toll of 200 Years of Latin America Independence

ARGENTINA
Gay rights activists celebrate Argentine vote for same-sex marriage

Argentine Senate backs bill legalising gay marriage
The Argentine Senate Debate continued until the early hours of Thursday
Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour.

A queer calculation

Argentina: Cronyism and Corruption Are Killing Economic Freedom

BRAZIL
Brazil’s foreign-aid programme
Speak softly and carry a blank cheque
In search of soft power, Brazil is turning itself into one of the world’s biggest aid donors. But is it going too far, too fast?

Searching for Eldorado

BOLIVIA
Latest Hezbollah Hideout: Bolivia?

CHILE
Entrevista a Luis Valenzuela “Si Santiago quiere crecer, necesitamos muchos más instrumentos que solo un Plan Regulador”

Luis Valenzuela _ Rechazo al PRMS from Plataforma Urbana on Vimeo.

COLOMBIA
The cracks start to show

CUBA
Spy for Cuba, Unrepentant, Gets Life
Former State Department Aide, a Scion of Telephone Inventor, Was Recruited With His Wife in ’70s; ‘Fidel Is Wonderful’
After Friday Sentencing, Flashback: Newspapers Painted Spies for Cuba as Endearing Elderly Couple

Welcome to Spain, Suckers…

Fidel Castro appears on television to talk about Iran and North Korea

Look at plundered railways hints at reason for ouster of Transportation minister in May

Exclusion, the Real Counterrevolution

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
A Factory Defies Stereotypes, but Can It Thrive?

ECUADOR
Críticas a Ley ‘Mordaza’ en Ecuador llueven de todas partes

In the media vs. Chevron, an uncertain winner

EL SALVADOR
Media in El Salvador push for transparency law

GUATEMALA
Court rules for Guatemalan woman seeking asylum

Ranchers and Drug Barons Threaten Rain Forest

HONDURAS
Chavez Con Canillera por Honduras Saca las Garras Despóticas

Internet is the new breakfast

Teresa Searcy and SMART Medical Teams in Honduras

MEXICO
Inside Mexico’s Drug War, Americans Allege Abuse

The Past Week in Mexican Politics Captured in a Single Headline

Yet Another Example Why I Cancelled My Subscription to the Post Years Ago
: Mexican drug cartels’ newest weapon: Cold War-era grenades made in U.S. Never Let Go of the Narrative

As we’ve covered extensively in the past, only 8-percent of cartel firearms are purchased in U.S. gun shops, and the number of firearms traced to the U.S. for any reason—including stolen weapons— is still just 18-percent.

Car Bomb Signals Deadly Intensification of Mexican Drug War

Mexican Drug Lords Now Use Car Bombs

Mexico cracks down on the border

NICARAGUA
Ortega Squeezes, the OAS Is Silent
Nicaragua’s president subverts its constitution.
This was the topic of this morning’s podcast.

PANAMA
July 16, 17 and 18 Meetings in Panama City to Regularize Migratory Status

95% of population get electric subsidy

PERU
Peru in the Eye of the Drug-Hurricane

Savia to invest US $120 million in oil exploration in Peru

PUERTO RICO
Suspected Drug Kingpin Arrested in Puerto Rico

VENEZUELA

Esposa de Peña Esclusa y Micheletti en Programa LA NOCHE de RCN Colombia

¿Ocultismo con restos de Bolívar?

Occam’s razor

Chavez’s Reign of Legal Terror Widens

Venezuela: When having the largest oil reserves in the world is basically useless

Chávez’s Assault on the Press
Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of a television station critical of the Venezuelan government, has fled the country rather than face arbitrary arrest.


World Citizen: The Death of Chavismo

Hugo’s Tilt-a-Whirl

Will Obama Help Chavez Spread Marxism?

IMMIGRATION
It’s not just Mexicans crossing our southern border illegally

The week’s posts and podcasts:
Hugo Chavez, Tomb Raider
Chavista distraction of the day: Exhume Bolivar!
Chavez’s widening legal terror UPDATED with VIDEO
Chavista unions on a rampage
Castro speaks: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Olguita Guillot, in memoriam

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