Stop trying to intimidate Falklanders, Hague tells Argentina
Argentinian protesters burn Union flag outside UK embassy
Argentines Continue to Eat Less Beef
Bolivia signs anti-drug deal with US and Brazil
Bolivia has signed an agreement with the US and Brazil to help reduce the production of illegal cocaine
Bolivia is the world’s third biggest cocaine producer, and the main supplier to Brazil.
The deal was signed after months of negotiations and repeated delays as Bolivia sought changes to the document.
Bolivian Interior Minister Wilfredo Chavez said Bolivia had insisted on respect for its sovereignty as well as for the traditional consumption of coca leaf, which is used for medicinal and ritual purposes.
Reminds me of one of my relatives, who died of alcoholism, and used to say “it’s for purely medicinal purposes” as he swigged down from a flask.
Fernando Henrique Cardoso on Brazil’s future
More personal security, less inequality
Brazil’s Emerging Market: Crack
Hampered in the U.S., Drug Traffickers Find a Replacement; Skeletal ‘Zombies’ Rule São Paulo’s Cracolândia After Dark
Chilean government puts a stop to bill that would have allowed warrantless access to media archives
Colombia’s Farc rebels destroy radar station
Farc rebels in Colombia have destroyed a radar installation, disrupting civil aviation in the south and west of the country, the government says
Maritza Peregrino, widow of slain Cuban prisoner of conscience, being harassed by Castro State Security to stay quiet
Cigars and Law Schools in Havana
Gov. Cuomo’s ex wife Kerry Kennedy in $40 million anti-oil deal
Guatemala’s new president
A former general must move fast to meet expectations
The Loneliness of the Guyanas
In Haiti, former dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier is thriving
Honduras named murder capital of the world
An unholy alliance of cops, crooks, prisoners and politicians has turned the nation into a shooting gallery.
Most violent city in the world award goes to …
Mexico’s do-nothing legislature
The siesta congress
Reforms languish while overpaid, underworked lawmakers bicker
Mexico’s drug war
Not so fast
The simmering controversy over Operation Fast and Furious
Mexico’s 2012 vote is vulnerable to narco threat
Two die of A(H1N1) swine flu in Mexico: official
What If: The Greatest Threat – An Al Qaida-Drug Cartel Alliance
Puerto Rico to Boot Dozens of Politicians
Venezuela and international arbitration
Chávez appointment – a slap to Colombia?
Chávez Gets Bluster Back and Reclaims the Spotlight, as if he didn’t have it all along.
Is Leopoldo López Venezuela’s Rick Perry?
Virgin Islands refinery shutdown to hit Venezuela hard
This week’s announced shutdown of a major oil refinery in the Virgin Islands could have major ramifications for the Venezuelan oil company, PDVSA.
Ezra Levant talks about why the Keystone Calamity benefits Venezuela the most , via Babalu and Gerard,
Another Lie, Another Cynical Day For PDVSA’s President Rafael Ramirez
The week’s posts:
Cuba: Building collapse kills 4
Where the coke comes from
Falkland Islands, Fast and Furious, Fausta's blog, Kerry Kennedy, Keystone Pipeline