The New Year’s Eve Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
Argentina Congress hosts “Islam for peace” seminar
Muslims sense of belonging in Argentina, ratifying their right and proud to be Argentine citizens, challenges the sense of injustice that the Muslim community faces, unjustly, in the 21st century-world.
via Gates of Vienna
High Stakes in Brazil After Outage
A day after power outages left travelers at Rio de Janeiro’s international airport in the dark, President Dilma Rousseff tried to calm fears that Brazil was facing the kind of energy shortages that upended national politics a decade ago.
Hillary shall remain concussed while in Punta Cana
Banana Republic v. Chevron
Latin America, the Mideast, and the Pope
Cartels Clash in Mexican Town
Armed men stormed a town in the mountains of the western state of Sinaloa on Christmas Eve and shot nine men, then dumped their bodies as part of a war between Mexico’s two most powerful cartels.
Old PRI, new PRI? In Mexico, a New Approach to Stanching Drug Violence
Mr. Peña Nieto’s six-point program includes better government planning; increased intergovernmental coordination; protection of human rights; more social investments and crime-prevention programs; additional evaluation of government programs; and institution building.
It also proposes a 10,000-member force to secure municipalities and states where law enforcement is powerless against organized crime. The administration has said it will focus on street gangs and criminals employed by the cartels, a shift from former President Felipe Calderón’s emphasis on eliminating top drug trafficking bosses.
Seven more Years!
The week’s posts:
Mexico: 120-yard tunnel near the Nogales entry into Arizona