The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
The shows highlight Argentine veterans’ difficult postwar adjustment process. A repressive military government mobilized the veterans, often conscripts from working-class backgrounds, for Argentina’s 1982 invasion of the islands in a last-ditch bid to rally popular support. Argentina’s leadership hadn’t expected the British to dispatch its own invasion force to retake the islands. Argentine troops were left underequipped and with only an improvised plan to confront the professional U.K. army.
UK must ‘negotiate’ over Falklands sovereignty Argentina President Cristina Kirchner tells UN
Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner tells the UN that negotiations between the UK and Argentina would benefit ‘all countries around the world’.
Princeton U goes on the road: Lacrosse Team from American Ivy League School Visits Costa Rica
The gringo was Russian, The Fish That Ate the Whale:
The Life and Times of America’s Banana King, via American Digest.
Falkland Islands to hold referendum on sovereignty
The Falkland Islands will hold a referendum on its “political status” in a bid to end the dispute with Argentina over the archipelago’s sovereignty.
The referendum will be organised by the Falkland Islands government and will take place in the first half of next year.
In 2007, Mexican authorities raided the home of Zhenli Ye Gon, a Chinese-Mexican businessman who is believed to have supplied meth-precursor chemicals to the cartel, and discovered $206 million, the largest cash seizure in history. And that was the money Zhenli held onto — he was an inveterate gambler, who once blew so much cash in Las Vegas that one of the casinos presented him, in consolation, with a Rolls-Royce. “How much money do you have to lose in the casino for them to give you a Rolls-Royce?” Tony Placido, the D.E.A. intelligence official, asked. (The astonishing answer, in Zhenli’s case, is $72 million at a single casino in a single year.)
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“A sunny place for shady people”, Sideways.
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