The president and the potbangers
Times are getting tougher for Cristina Fernández, but she is not beaten yet
Corruption in Brazil
Worth the wait
The supreme court makes graft riskier
Chile’s economic statistics
For richer—or poorer
Re-crunching the numbers—whatever they might be
Uribe Outbursts Act As Misguided Obstacles to Colombian Peace Talks
Journalists reporting on Lignano murder arrested in Cuba (h/t GoV)
“That *!&^*%$#@! blockade…” (or why the Castro dynasty loves people-to-people exchanges)
VIDEO starts immediately: Rescued tourists describe Ecuador kidnap ordeal
A British and Australian tourist kidnapped in Ecuador while visiting a remote nature reserve in the Amazon jungle speak following their rescue by Ecuadorean authorities on Saturday.
Asylum Granted to Guatemalan Massacre Survivor
Sunday Reminisces: Dinner and Guns at the Whorehouse with my Wife
The Paradoxes of Felipe Calderón
The Mexican president who fought the drug war leaves behind a growing economy and says the U.S. should consider ‘market alternatives.’ Univision: The untold story of what ‘Fast and Furious’ wrought in Mexico.
Sunday evening, Univision airs an investigative report on how the botched ‘Fast and Furious’ program resulted in a deadly toll in Mexico when US authorities allowed guns to ‘walk’ across the border Instapundit,
I don’t think this operation was “botched” or “deeply flawed.” I think it worked as planned, except for the part about being caught. Still, even if you aren’t troubled by the too-close nexus with the Administration’s preferred gun-control narrative, there’s this: “In order to reach the target of the operation, which was identifying the drug traffickers who were using the guns, [ATF agents] were waiting for the guns to be used. And how are guns used in Mexico? Killing people. I talked to an ATF agent who said there was no other way to explain it.”
Bullets Follow Guns to Mexico
Ammunition Is Easier to Buy and Hide Than Weapons; Smuggling Is Harder to Stop
Puerto Rico Ex-Senator Jorge de Castro Font Pleads Guilty to 93 Charges
Puerto Rico jury rejects death penalty in drug dealer case
Puerto Rico First Lady Luce Fortuño to stump for Romney along I-4 in Florida.
Venezuelan Elections: sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words
Venezuelan Bond Soar On Higher Probability Of A Capriles Victory
Chávez accused of election dirty tricks
A Thug’s Comeuppance? Hugo Loses The Lead
Breaking new ground for the future
Since his election in the primaries as the candidate for the opposition Unified Democratic Panel (MUD), he started a frantic nationwide tour for Venezuelans to know him “face to face”
Venezuela’s presidential election
The autocrat and the ballot box
A united opposition and discontent over government mismanagement mean a genuine electoral challenge for Hugo Chávez
A Serious Challenger for Chávez
Henrique Capriles has been drawing roaring crowds. Hugo Chávez? Not so much.
Video in Spanish of yesterday’s Capriles rally (via
Carlos); slide show here [VIDEO MOVED TO BELOW THE FOLD SINCE IT STARTS RIGHT AWAY]
The biggest electoral march / rally / event in the history of the Americas
Venezuelan youth could decide if Chavez remains in power; IMO it’s going to take a lot more than the youth vote.
Do Richard Holloway and other Leftist class warriors realise that El Sistema has links with Opus Dei?
As Venezuelan Vote Looms, Skeptics Anticipate Last-Moment Chávez Victory
The week’s posts & podcast:
Fast & Furious on @Univision
Tonight on @Univision: Fast and Furious
A week from the election, Putin send Chavez “Stalin’s dog”
Brazil: Google chief detained, Court Bans Anti-Islam Video
In Silvio Canto’s podcast
Venezuela: Yet another fire at a refinery
Fausta's blog, Felipe Calderón