The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

ARGENTINA
The Argentina Scenario
The Obama administration’s familiar economic mistakes

Argentina Makes Colombia Drug Bust

Henry de Jesús López, 41 years old, was captured Tuesday near Buenos Aires in an operation that involved Argentina’s intelligence service working alongside the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Colombia’s national police, officials said.

Mr. López’s stays in Venezuela and Argentina fit into a trend in which Colombian drug lords are setting up shop in neighboring countries to escape the pressure of Colombian security forces, which have a strong track record in fighting the country’s top drug cartels. Venezuelan police in September arrested Daniel Barrera, another alleged top Colombian drug trafficker who had been living in Venezuela for years.

Some Colombian cartels are now sending their cocaine shipments first to countries such as Argentina or Brazil before moving them to the U.S. or Europe, police say.

Sovereign debt
Hold-outs upheld
A court ruling against Argentina has implications for other governments

Bad Omens for Greece in Argentina

Weather and the Wheat Police

BRAZIL
A Soap Set in the Favelas

Intellectual property in Brazil
Owning ideas
Getting serious about patents

COLOMBIA
Colombia’s Market Watchdog Seizes Brokerage

COSTA RICA
Body of missing Mexican reporter found in in Costa Rica

CUBA
When Sandy Hit Cuba
The regime in Havana would rather watch the Cuban people annihilated than risk losing its lock on power.

With the Cubans in Switzerland – Part I, Part 2, Part 3.

The Ballot Box, The Stretcher

File this under “Scams,” disaster relief folder, number 43,974,734,291

On the Brink: 50 Year Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis
A recounting of the 13 days when the world stood on the precipice of nuclear war.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Dominican police arrest 3 in killing of former Yankees pitcher Pascual Perez

HAITI
Haiti Death Toll Rises After Hurricane Sandy

LATIN AMERICA
Obama’s Failure in Latin America
The president has not provided real leadership

MEXICO
Mexico’s crime cartels: In Michoacan state it’s pretty quiet. The quiet of defeat.

Reform in Mexico
Labour pains
The travails of a bill to modernise labour markets and unions highlight the difficulties facing Enrique Peña Nieto’s plans for reform

Recycling in Mexico
Junk food
A novel market swaps rubbish for vegetables

Mexico shuts down Korean firm after workplace violence

PERU
Peru faces multibillion-dollar cost to clean up ‘fiscal skeleton’

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico Election Eyed by Debt Investors

Puerto Rico launches construction of Caribbean’s largest solar energy project

Humor: Puertorriqueños Ya Están Finalmente Preparados Para Votar De Nuevo Por El PNP O El PPD

VENEZUELA
The oncoming food crisis in Venezuela

Sidetur Takeover: Lawlessness and Disorder In Revolutionary Venezuela

The electricity crisis will end… in 20 years


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