The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Speaking out against drug trafficking in Argentina puts radio hosts in drug dealer’s crosshairs

Argentine Water Exports: Blue Gold for a Few

BP’s $7.1 Billion Argentina Sale to Cnooc Is at Risk of Collapse

BOLIVIA
Protests in Bolivia
Road rage
The splintering of Evo Morales’s base

Violenta represion a indigenas lleva a las multitudes a las calles exigiendo renuncia de Morales

BRAZIL
Brazil: World’s Next Major Oil Producing Country?

Football in Brazil
Own goals from Senhor Futebol
Brazil hopes that the 2014 World Cup will boost its image, but the country’s football federation is shrouded in sleaze

CENTRAL AMERICA
Poverty and Potential in Central America
Better public institutions in Guatemala and Nicaragua would help those nations become richer.

CHILE
Energy in Chile
Dancing in the dark
A blackout highlights a pressing problem

COLOMBIA
Venezuelan oilmen behind Colombia’s boom
Driven from Venezuela by President Hugo Chávez’s efforts to use the state oil company to implement his socialist policies, many petroleum specialists have given a shot in the arm to Colombia’s booming energy sector.

CUBA
Cuba’s Repression Escalates
The loosening of travel restrictions by the U.S. is read as weakness in Havana.

U.S. Company bloomspot Sells ‘Glamorous’ Trip to Cuba, Flouts Letter of Law

Cuban human rights activists arrested by Castro regime still missing

HAITI
Haiti’s army
Back to the future

MEXICO
Mexico’s Smoggy Capital Gets First Electric Taxis

Migrating violence in Mexico
Herding cockroaches

Mexican top court upholds anti-abortion laws

Mexico Murders Prompt Asylum Pleas
The Mexican murder rate, nearly five times that of the U.S., is driving a rise in the search for asylum here, while suspicions mount that Mexican officials may be behind some of the deaths
. Even a narco is asking for asylum.

The Guerena Shooting, Analysis 5.2

“Emails show Operation Fast and Furious was shared with Obama counterterrorism adviser John Brennan — and perhaps beyond”

Cartels in Mexico Hit New Victims: Web-Based Critics

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico’s Banco Popular sells loan portfolio

VENEZUELA
It’s crazy numbers day at Caracas Chronicles

Dilemas del postchavismo

Unnamed sources

IN VENEZUELA, CHAVEZ PRAYS FOR GADDAFI AND SUPPORTS ASSAD, via Gates of Vienna.

The week’s posts:
Found in the Fast and Furious documents today…
Is Chavez really sick?
Bordering on insanity

At Real Clear World:
How Sick Is Chavez?

At The Conservatory:
Ignoring Fast and Furious While Challenging State Immigration Laws: Pure Insanity

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