The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

ARGENTINA
Diego, Guevara, la Patria amedrentada

Argentina’s dollar deposits down 42.3% from the October peak

British ships banned from docking in Buenos Aires
Ships flying the British ensign have been banned from docking in Argentina’s largest province under a new law passed yesterday.
(h/t Gates of Vienna)

BRAZIL
In the Wake of Rio+20, Will Brazil Walk the Talk?

Corruption in Brazil
Justice delayed
The politicians accused of involvement in a vast vote-buying scheme, along with their associates, will face trial at last

COLOMBIA
Mining in Colombia
Digging deeper
The government stands by its new regulatory scheme

CUBA
Russia Installs Nukes In Cuba! What Are They Going To Use Them For?

Quick, get ready for another Castro, here, in the Oval Office !!!!

ECUADOR
The WikiLeaks Way

EL SALVADOR
THE SALVADORIAN CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS, DEMOCRACY AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

HONDURAS
Friday funnies

JAMAICA
Jamaican Fraser-Pryce Repeats Women’s 100 Meters

MEXICO
The Narco Tunnels of Nogales

The tunneling boom reflects not only the extent and financial torque of the Mexican cartels’ operations—estimated in a 2010 Rand Corp. report to turn a $6.6 billion profit every year—but also the futile nature of attempts to secure the U.S. border against drug smugglers. A reliable index of the effectiveness of U.S. interdiction work, says Anthony Coulson, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, is provided by the price of narcotics on U.S. streets; when the authorities succeed in impeding the flow of drugs, the price goes up. Coulson began his career in Tucson in the early ’80s and retired as the head of the agency’s Southern Arizona district in 2010. In Nogales, Ariz., the wholesale price for marijuana is currently $400 a pound. “That’s never changed,” Coulson says, “in 30 years.”

Mexican newspaper attacked for third time in a month
The offices of a major Mexican newspaper were attacked on Sunday for the third time in a month
, via Gates of Vienna.

Oil theft in Mexico
Black gold on the black market
Stolen petroleum is a growing source of income for Mexico’s bandits

PUERTO RICO
San Juan mayor camps out to prove streets safe

VENEZUELA
Venezuela Cartoonist Compelled to Hire Bodyguards, Risks 30 Months Behind Bars

Chavez’s Diplomatic Coup Deepens Rift in Brazil-Led Trade Pact

Chavez Off To Brazil To Have Venezuela Join Mercosur

A Gringa in Venezuela’s Highest Court?

Hugo Chavez: An uncounted enemy

Venezuela’s Limardo Olympic Fairytale by Jonathan Liew


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