Defence chiefs prepare new plans to defend Falkland Islands
Defence chiefs have drawn up new contingency plans designed to prevent hostile action by Argentina towards the Falkland Islands.
Falklands Redux: Is President Kirchner South America’s Biggest Troll?
P&O cruise firm stops Argentine port stops
Passengers due to embark on the Southampton-based ships were told last month
A cruise firm has put a temporary halt to stops at three Argentine ports after continuing tensions with the country over the Falklands.
Presidente en ejercicio afirma: indígenas “libre pensantes” pueden irse
From last year, Brazil: Landowners Declare War against Indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul
Tax in Brazil
Nothing is certain
Brazilian firms fight huge and unpredictable tax bills
Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil
Chinese consumer-technology firms are dominant at home but have struggled overseas. Now, in a bid to change that, they’re charging into Brazil and other emerging markets.
Drug addicts light up the night in Brazil’s ‘cracolandias’
Crack epidemic and related violence are reminiscent of Washington or New York in the 1980s.
Background on the Mapuche, from 2004: Mapuche Indians in Chile Struggle to Take Back Forests, and from last year: Attacks on Chile’s Indigenous Peoples Thwart Efforts at Land Reparations
Indigenous rights in Chile
Unhappy new year
Latin American local government
A load of rubbish
Another unpopular mayor for Colombia’s capital
Mothers in Breastfeed Protest at Costa Rica Mall
A Silent Mariel
Seventh circle of Hell gets a wee bit more crowded
Oppenheimer: Cuba’s role in Venezuela may grow — for now
As Hugo Chavez fights for his life, Cuba fears for its future
Venezuela is not the only Latin American nation that is monitoring every moment of president Hugo Chavez’s illness. His ally Cuba has relied on him for economic help, and that could soon come to an end.
Ecuadorian President Warns of Possible ‘CIA Attack’ Before Elections
As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs
Still waiting for recovery
Three years after a devastating earthquake, the “Republic of NGOs” has become the country of the unemployed
La Ceiba, Honduras, airport sign translation
Recent violence in north-central Mexico reportedly kills dozens
As Panama Canal gets bigger,U.S. ports race to keep up
Two killed in Dakar rally crash involving British team
Two people have been in killed in Peru in a head-on collision involving a support vehicle for the Dakar rally.
Peru boom spurs middle-class growth
Asian demand for copper and gold has put disposable income in the nation’s pockets.
Puerto Rico Beauty Queen Faints, Uses Crutches
TURKS & CAICOS
British to seek extradition of ex-Turks and Caicos premier from Brazil
Turks and Caicos says that British authorities will soon formally ask Brazil to extradite the island’s former premier as part of the ongoing criminal investigation in the island chain.
Venezuela’s ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’ Inaugural A Sign Of Chavez’s Tottering Regime
The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela
Autocratic rule, economic ruin, and South America’s highest murder rate.
To Understand Today’s TSJ Decision, Let’s Look At Motive
Brotherly love in the Bolivarian Republic
With the president ill, who is really running the country?
Now what? Looking at the 2013 Venezuelan calendar
Venezuela Inflation Jumps Sharply as Shortages Rise
Venezuela’s consumer prices surged in December at the fastest pace in nearly three years as the oil-rich South American country grappled with severe shortages of consumer goods, the central bank reported.
Controversy aside, there is no denying Hugo Chavez redefined Latin American politics
The leader of Venezuela’s social revolution has undergone a fourth operation for cancer and was unable to attend his inauguration after being elected for a fourth term as president.
The week’s posts:
Dead or alive?
Oh, peachy, now the Obama admin’s cozying up to Maduro
Venezuela: Chavez swearing-in can be delayed
Weekend at Chavez!
Venezuela: Twitter raid UPDATED
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