The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Argentine war heroes revealed to be henchmen in military dictatorship

BRAZIL
What’s Behind Brazil’s Slow Growth?
Politicians in Brasília are depressing investment by placating manufacturers.

VISIBLY ANNOYED OBAMA GETS LECTURE FROM FEMALE PRESIDENT OF BRAZIL

Army sergeant receives 2nd highest military honor

CHILE
Progress and its discontents
A popular student rebellion shows that, as Chileans become better off, they want the government to guarantee a fairer society. Politicians are struggling to respond

The rich are the best Communists, and the NYTimes loves them: Camila Vallejo, the World’s Most Glamorous Revolutionary

COLOMBIA
20 US agents could be involved in Colombian hooker woe

‘Colombian miracle’ takes off

Juan Forero’s Interview with Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos (transcript)

When will anyone in the Spanish speaking media tell Pres BO to stop speaking in tongues?

Obama promises to tackle immigration reform in second term

Obama Promises Immigration Reform in Second Term

CUBA
What Pope Benedict Got Wrong in Cuba

ECUADOR
Ecuador: Failing Universities to Close

GUATEMALA
Juan Forero’s Interview with Guatemala President Otto Perez (transcript)

HAITI
Vaccinations Begin in a Cholera-Ravaged Haiti

MEXICO
Mark me skeptical, Net illegal immigration from Mexico: zero

Mexico shaken by two earthquakes in 24 hours
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off Mexico’s Pacific coast, the second to hit the area in the last 24 hours.

Car-saturated Mexico City lets bicycle riders rule the roads on Sunday mornings

PERU
Peru rules out talks with Shining Path over hostages
The Peruvian government says it will not negotiate with Shining Path rebels, who kidnapped a group of gas workers in the south of the country on Monday

PUERTO RICO
GOP strategists: Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno is a sleeper vice presidential pick

Pricey gossip glossy’s new edition: ¡HOLA! Puerto Rico joins the celebrity news family

Weird news of the week: Puerto Rico paramedics detained in fatal shooting

VENEZUELA
Crime in Venezuela
No immunity here
A spate of kidnappings has embassies on edge

Chavez Predatory Appetite Sets Its Sight On Ripping Off The Workers

Chavez says ‘doing well’ after latest cancer treatment
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his battle against cancer is “advancing” after he returned from a third round of radiotherapy in Cuba.

Chavez rallies supporters marking coup anniversary

The week’s posts:
Annals of smart diplomacy: Obama calls the Falklands the Maldives UPDATED

Summit of the Americas update: Hillary ties one on

A view from the Summit: A warm kiss

Colombia: Obama heading to the Summit of the Americas

After Chavez, the narcostate?

Argentina: Oil drama queens, and a king

Brazil: Dilma at the White House, another Latin American head of state slighted


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