Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. This week’s big story: Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope.
Jaime Bayly on the Pope (in Spanish)
Earth to Evo Morales
Presidential elections in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama
Exhumation of Pablo Neruda’s remains set for 8 April
A court in Chile has set a date for the exhumation of the remains of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, as part of an inquest into his death.
Colombia’s Peace Process Sans Chávez
Report Grand Jury Investigating Robert Menendez
Ecuador preacher sentenced for homophobic comments
The former Ecuadorean presidential candidate Nelson Zavala has had his political rights suspended for a year and been fined for homophobic comments.
Chicken and avocado stuffed naan
Contrary to prior reports, Paulson Not Planning a Move to Puerto Rico
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Yoani Sanchez in NYC
At BlogHer, Francis I: The First Latin American Pope