The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerARGENTINA
¡Estamos salvados! Ahora tenemos a Hugo Chávez

YPF-PDVSA partnership

Latin America Gears Up as Bike Hub. I’ve been to Buenos Aires, and I wouldn’t try it. Plus, if Buenos Aires is so intent on “improving quality of life”, they could start by repairing the sidewalks.

BRAZIL
Paulo Coelho v James Joyce
Lost in Translation

Telecommunications in Brazil
The next big blackout?
A swamped mobile-phone network could choke Latin America’s biggest economy

From Poverty to Power
How Good Governance Made Brazil a Model Nation
. I wouldn’t call it a model nation yet.

The China Temptation
Why Brazil should reject Beijing’s economic model.

CENTRAL AMERICA
Confronting Drug Gangs in Central America

CHILE
Catholicism Condemns Chileans to Epidemic

COLOMBIA
Acid attacks in Colombia reflect rage

Car bombs cause major blackout in southwest Colombia, via Gates of Vienna.

WHITEWASH IN COLOMBIA, U.S. MILITARY TAKING THE FALL

CUBA
Swede involved in Cuba dissident car crash concerned about fate of Spanish driver

ECUADOR
PDF file H. RES. 745

EL SALVADOR
Rescuing Salvadoran Democracy: Part II
Sen. Marco Rubio wants to suspend aid to the country until constitutional order is restored.

GUATEMALA
Ancient Mayans May Have Sacrificed Earliest Domestic Turkeys, via Gates of Vienna.

JAMAICA
Jamaica at 50: A Caribbean island that has far more to offer than Bob Marley and Usain Bolt…

MEXICO
Schumpeter
Narconomics
From HR to CSR: management lessons from Mexico’s drug lords

Mexico Ousts Brazil as Investors’ Top Choice in Latin America

Mexico rises from the drug ravages

Undefeated
A Mexican demagogue rises again.

PERU
High flying technology to map Peru ruins
Archaeologists in Peru are getting ready to fly an unmanned craft that could radically speed up data gathering at historical sites.

He May Be Leader of Peru, but to Outspoken Kin, He’s Just a Disappointment, via ¡No Pasarán!

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico, Drug Corridor to the Mainland United States

Uncle of Calle 13 hip-hop singer killed in Puerto Rico

URUGUAY
Uruguay Mulls Over Legal Government Marijuana Dealing

VENEZUELA
Sean Penn joins Chavez on campaign in Venezuela

Handles like oil, priced like coal

Venezuela’s army
The vote that counts
Would the generals accept a presidential handover?

The week’s posts:
Crony capitalism: in Argentina, it’s a way of life

Quote of the day

Estas manos/These hands UPDATED

Cuba: Still no offshore oil, but 1 more foreigner taken hostage

Kenya: Venezuelan ambassador murdered

In The Green Room:
Chavez: American “mercenary” detained in Venezuela


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One Response to “The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean”

  1. Kermit Says:

    Never heard of “orimulsion” before. Seems that it would produce a LOT of high silica ash.

    Additionally, China has been granted concessions to develop the Orinoco Belt bitumen deposits.

    Petroleum coke produced via an upgrader of bitumen would not count as crude oil either. Not knowing OPEC’s definitions, I’m not certain whether or not “syncrude” counts either. Not knowing the depths of the deposits of the bitumen deposits the ratio of produced bitumen (from wells) and strip mining of “oil sands” is unknown. In Canadian the rise in production is due to produced bitumen of a consistency similar to Boscan crude from Venezuela, very heavy.