The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. This week’s must-read: The Economist’s special report on Latin America. Go to the link and follow the articles.

ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires has a new version of its interactive city map; Yanqui Mike explains the map:

BRAZIL
Vatican: Pope eyes new Brazilian converts h/t Gates of Vienna

CUBA
Having conversations with liars

4 ex-prisoners to lobby before Euro Union against lifting its ‘common stance’ on Cuba

Broken Promise


ECUADOR

Chevron on offensive in Ecuador suit

Ecuador poverty drives migrants north

HONDURAS
Honduras Congress votes to overrule Supreme Court decision

MEXICO
Obama and Mexico

Cribs: ‘La Barbie’ Edition


Clinton and Media “Discover” Drug Violence in Mexico

Finally, some good news from Mexico: On Thursday only 25 slain in one border city and only 85 prison inmates escape in another border city

PANAMA

Panama’s tax reform clearly explained

PERU
Indigenous community in Loreto, Peru denounces illegal mining

VENEZUELA
Blackmail as the last electoral tool left for Chavez

What’s up with Fidel Castro and Hugo? Love Jews and hate the Cuban revolution?

481 Years on, We Salute the Maracucho Nation

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