The last Monday in September Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

LatinAmerARGENTINA
Argentina’s official statistics
Warranting attention

Rising Peronist ready to challenge Fernández

BOLIVIA
Bolivian president to sue US govt for crimes against humanity

“I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity,” said President Morales at a press conference in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. He branded the US president as a “criminal” who violates international law.

BRAZIL
Rousseff returns to social media to campaign for reelection

COLOMBIA
Pablo Escobar, and Alvaro Uribe´s political suicide

CUBA

Cuban exile, Pedro Pan kid: from orphanage to Denver mayor’s office

Cuba to Let Its Athletes Play Professionally Abroad
In an effort to thwart the wave of top baseball players defecting to the U.S., Cuba will allow its athletes to play abroad as professionals, breaking with a decades-old policy.

Prominent dissidents arrested on 12th Sunday in a row of repression in Cuba

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Experts fear crisis over ruling stripping citizenship from Haitian-Dominicans

ECUADOR
Oil in Ecuador
It’s hard to be green
Correa gets away with a U-turn

MEXICO
Those migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border? They’re southbound

With push on agenda, Mexican president meets resistance
Plans to increase taxes on the rich and open up the state oil company upset people on the left and right.

Humor:
Paco Almaraz (in Spanish)

NICARAGUA
De Blasio ignored Nicaragua anti-Semitism

New York City’s Next Mayor: A Stealth Socialist Who Loved Sandinista Nicaragua and Castro’s Cuba

PANAMA
Panama Canal to Cut U.S.-Asia LPG Shipping Costs as Fleet Grows

PERU
Peru ‘drugs mules’ Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid home for Christmas if they shop gang

The pair, both 20, have been told they could be released from custody in less than two months if they agree to help Peruvian authorities find and jail the criminal gang behind the £1.5m cocaine pick-up.

PUERTO RICO
Life in Puerto Rico Becomes Costlier Amid Crisis

VENEZUELA
Who is Luis Oberto?

It Was The Worst Of Times For Nicolas Maduro This Week

Venezuela’s economy
Maduro’s balancing act
Adjustment and reform are economically essential but politically impossible

Venezuela jail search yields arsenalInmates at Sabaneta jail protest against being transferred on 18 September 2013
Guards searching a jail in Venezuela where 16 inmates were killed in fighting two weeks ago find tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition.

The week’s posts and podcast:
Dominican Republic: Haitians stripped of citizenship

Colombia: Jesse Jackson as FARC mediator? Not so fast, says Santos

Venezuela: Did anyone miss Maduro at the UN?

Assange’s not going to like Ecuador

Why has Brazil stagnated?

Colombia: Legalizing the FARC

Colombia: Time to make the donuts!

Argentina: Cristina trusts Iran

Cuba: Putinesca

Maduro goes to China

Podcast:
Venezuela & other US-Latin America stories

UPDATE:
Linked by Instapundit. Thank you! And, Instapundit readers, every Monday is Carnival of Latin America & the Caribbean day!


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