The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina releases Falklands report

Argentina warns of legal action

Ezequiel Vazquez Ger: Argentina joins ALBA in War Against Free Press

Brazil’s pension system
Tick, tock
The Senate debates a small measure to help disarm an economic time bomb

Chile’s GDP Expanded 6% in 2011

Powerful quake hits central Chile coast; no immediate reports of deaths or major damage

Colombia Forces Kill 33 FARC Rebels in Arauca

Colombia’s oil industry
Gushers and guns
A boom, and threats to it

Cuba and Iran Work Together


Revolution in retreat
Under Raúl Castro, Cuba has begun the journey towards capitalism. But it will take a decade and a big political battle to complete, writes Michael Reid

Cuban Spy Granted Visitation Rights, in Cuba

Why Socialist Cuba Prohibits Social Media
The regime fears Cuban-to-Cuban chatter even more than it does communication with the outside world.

Area businesses finding opportunities south of the border


In Mexico, Pope Benedict decries ‘evil’ behind drug violence
Pope Benedict XVI, beginning a Latin American visit, urges Mexico’s Catholics to resist the lure of the drug cartel lifestyle. He also calls for change in Cuba, his next stop.

Evangelicals are swooping on long-ignored regions of Mexico

Depends on Your Perspective

Mexico: Tremor Occurs During Earthquake Drill

Another Healthcare Experience

Panamanian ex-president sues newspaper for $5.5 million

Politics of Romney’s Puerto Rico win

Silencing Dissent 101

Contingency plans

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez says stitches removed, recovering well after cancer surgery

The trouble with authoritarian joint energy ventures….

The week’s posts,
Mitt on Puerto RicoCuba: Communist regime summons Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet
Pope and politics
Latin America: A mini-carnival
The Pope’s trip to Cuba: a gamble
Puerto Rico: Mitt gets all the delegates

In the Green Room,
Latin America update: Malia in Mexico UPDATE 7.9 EARTHQUAKE STRIKES MEXICO CITY. I believe this is the first time an earthquake hit at the very moment I was writing a post about the country affected.

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