The carnival week Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, billionaire cement heiress and modern art patron, dies at 90

Asesinan a dirigente de segunda fuerza parlamentaria de Argentina

BELIZE
Immigrants in Belize
A Spanish accent
How foreigners are transforming a small English-speaking country

BRAZIL
Carnival,

Jennifer Lopez & Fergie Samba at Rio Carnival

Brazilian cardinal slams Euro-centric Catholic Church

CHILE
Oasis of Tiny Life Discovered Beneath Desert; no, no hobbits.

COLOMBIA
Colombia priests ‘hired own killers’ in suicide pact
Two Colombian priests who were found shot dead in the capital Bogota a year ago themselves hired the assassins who killed them, prosecutors say.

CUBA
Seven Lessons Cubans Can Learn
From the Taiwanese

ECUADOR
A Cry for Press Freedom

High Court Upholds Libel Suit in Ecuador

EL SALVADOR
Public Security In El Salvador: The Slide Towards Re-Militarization – Analysis


HAITI
Book review: Haiti’s history
Many trials and errors
A legacy of villains, inside and outside the country

HONDURAS
Honduras Prison Fire Kills Hundreds

Jails in Honduras
An avoidable tragedy
A horrific fire puts a long-overdue spotlight on prison conditions

LATIN AMERICA
Reich tells CPAC Obama admin must distinguish between friends and enemies in Latin America

MEXICO
Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 44 Dead

Mexico Posts Huge 3 Ton Sign on Border Reading, “NO MORE WEAPONS!”

Once the Needle Goes In It Never Comes Out

NICARAGUA
Administration Delegation to Nicaragua “Legitimizes Ortega,” Ros-Lehtinen Charges


PUERTO RICO
This ‘Diary’ rather incomplete

VENEZUELA
Henrique Capriles wins primaries in Venezuela, will face Chavez in October

Venezuela’s oil industry
Spilling over
An oil spill bodes ill for the president’s re-election campaign

The week’s posts:
Hey, Sean, how about Hugo’s homophobic, anti-Semitic propaganda?
“Cartels” as a misnomer
Val Prieto to Dana Milbank: I got your chimichanga right here
Chavez’z anti-Semitism pops up in the electoral campaign
Sean Penn {hearts} Cristina
Hezbollah in the tri-border area, Hezbollah in the tri-state area
Fortuño’s Plan to Energize Puerto Rico


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