Argentina Signals Willingness With Holdout Creditors
Former Spanish judge Baltazar Garzón is romancing Cristina Fernández (link in Spanish).
Brazil Santa Maria nightclub fire death toll rises to 240
The death toll from Brazil’s deadliest fire in decades has risen to 240 with the death of a man in hospital, a month after the nightclub tragedy.
Social spending in Brazil
The end of poverty?
Pinochet Tried Defying Defeat, Papers Show
Medellin is ‘most innovative city’
The Colombian city of Medellin is voted as the world’s most innovative for its modern transport system, environmental policies and cultural offerings.
Medellin – The Monotone City; The Truth About Living in Medellin, Colombia
The black stuff
Disruption in key industries
The price of a cup of coffee
OIL may now be Colombia’s biggest export, but coal comes second and coffee, no longer paramount as it long was, is still the fifth-biggest foreign-exchange earner.
How Cubans’ Travel Rattles the Regime
To persuade the world it is reforming, the regime lets more people travel. What they say isn’t reassuring.
The new man
The Castros unveil their successor
In Spain, the truth starts to come out about Paya ‘accident’
Breaking the Castro embargo, one tweet at a time
Haiti’s ex-ruler ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier attends court
Mexican authorities participated in civilian disappearances, report says
¿Venganza o parteaguas?
Pena Nieto Pushes Mexico’s Ruling Party to End Pemex Monopoly
Power in Mexico
“The Teacher” in detention
Enrique Peña Nieto’s government has arrested a powerful union leader. Is this the start of something?
Oft-deported Mexican migrants keep trying to return to the United States
For Mexican men with wives, children and former jobs in the United States, the “Whisper Trail” across a rugged stretch of border heavily patrolled by U.S. officers remains their best hope of resuming their former lives.
Peru Sol Falls to Three-Month Low as Banks Buy Dollars
U.S. tourist who was missing in Peru sends greetings from military base
New Push to Curb Puerto Rico’s Thriving Drug Trade
As Trafficking Hub Spurs Crime Wave, U.S., Local Authorities Step Up Action
Isla Presidencial: Venezuelan Internet spoof on presidents attracts serious fans Here’s their Harlem Shake episode:
‘Isla Presidencial,’ an Internet cartoon that pillories politicos, may be at a crossroads now that Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez is out of view.
Venezuela: El imperio electrónico de Fidel – por Gral. Carlos Peñaloza
The Possibility of an Island
Speculation, Devaluation and Idiotic Policies In Venezuela
Back to court: multiple jeopardy for Leopoldo Lopez
Hugo Chavez, “battling for life”?
The week’s posts:
Separated at birth? Or is it all in the hair?
Update on Hugo Chavez
“Hugo Chavez is brain dead”
US-Latin America : The latest from Cuba
Cristina Fernandez, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Elba Esther Gordillo, Fausta's blog, Miguel Díaz- Canel