Welcome to the Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. This week’s big story: Pope Francis, the first Latin American Pope.
Behind the Campaign to Smear the Pope
Argentines who want their country to be the next Venezuela see Francis as an obstacle.
Pope Francis appears for first angelus
Pope Francis appeared before more than 100,000 people massed in St Peter’s Square on Sunday for his first Angelus prayer and asked the faithful to pray for him.
Muchas gracias for a ‘triple first’ of a Pope
Popes and Dopes
Some journalists are remarkably ignorant–or at least think their readers are.
Vatican denies Dirty War allegations
The Vatican has denied that Pope Francis failed to speak out against human rights abuses during military rule in his native Argentina.
Video: Will Pope Francis go left on economics?
Jaime Bayly on the Pope (in Spanish)
Earth to Evo Morales
Brazil’s oil royalties
Counting the barrels
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.
National Science Foundation Celebrates Inauguration of Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile
Colombia’s Peace Process Sans Chávez
In First U.S. Trip, Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez Vows To Turn Up The Heat
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.
The Falklands referendum
Loud and clear
The islanders seek to sway world opinion by voting to stay British
British Media Focus on Bergoglio’s Falklands Remarks
This Map Helps Explain the Falklands Dust-Up
Chicken and avocado stuffed naan
Chavez’s legacy is worse than Calderon’s
Mexico’s Education Breakthrough
Why February 2013 may be remembered as a turning point for Mexican schools.
FERIA INTERNACIONAL DE DAVID 2013
Contrary to prior reports, Paulson Not Planning a Move to Puerto Rico
Body of Chavez makes final journey
The body of Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chavez is being escorted to its resting place in a Caracas museum. For now, that is.
Chavez madcap wake
Venezuela says permanently embalming Hugo Chávez’s body faces ‘technical’ difficulties
Latin America after Chávez
The Narrative of the Dead
Lukoil learns the hard way
ROS-LEHTINEN: Venezuela after Chavez: What comes next?
U.S. dithering won’t encourage democracy
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Yoani Sanchez in NYC
Crazy in Venezuela
At BlogHer, Francis I: The First Latin American Pope
Pope Francis I loves tango
BREAKING: New Pope elected – an Argentinian porteño
Falklands: The votes are in, but Cristina can’t believe it
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