Is it Puerto Rico, or is it Caracas? Showtime picked a safer location for Homeland than the real-life Tower of David for last week’s episode.
‘Queen Cristina’ facing the end of her reign
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Politically weakened and physically frail, Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez Kirchner is facing the end of a decade of a family rule as she recovers from brain clot surgery ahead of key elections
Argentina to pay $500 million to resolve disputes with foreign firms
Will Iran thaw bring justice for AMIA victims?
Argentine Train Slams into Station
An Argentine commuter train slammed into the end of the line Saturday morning at the same station in Buenos Aires where 52 people were killed in a similar crash last year.
Vicuna herded on motorbikes for biennial shearing in Bolivia
Every two years, about a hundred men and women Aymara villagers conduct a frenetic chase to round up wild vicunas for shearing, an event which lasts four days
Brazil’s (and Odebrecht’s) Secret Deals With Dictators
Public finances in Brazil
Going for broke
Brazil army to guard oil rights sale
Union leaders in Brazil attack a decision to deploy troops to guarantee security for a controversial oil exploration rights auction.
Chile men convicted over gay murder
A court in Chile convicts four men for torturing and beating to death 24-year-old gay man Daniel Zamudio in a Santiago park in March.
Ex-President Uribe on course to win 2 million votes
Starbucks to take on Juan Valdez in Colombia
Babalú Exclusive: Cuban footprints across America – Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
Castro police block mother from naming her son after Cuba opposition leader Antúnez
Havana Havana, Your Fountains Are Broken
Cuban dissidents plant a hoax to trap government spies
Cuban dissidents invented a story to flush out infiltrators. A blogger bit, but denied having links to the Cuban government.
Witnesses say U.S. lawyer used fraud in Chevron case in Ecuador
Weak Universities Hurt Latin America, Spain
On a different note…
El Salvador: Where women may be jailed for miscarrying
The most bad-ass doctor ever
Crime in Mexico
Out of sight, not out of mind
Having decided to play down the fight against drug kingpins, Enrique Peña Nieto has yet to come up with a serious alternative
Gunman in clown suit kills senior Mexican drug cartel member
NYC MAYOR CANDIDATE BILL DE BLASIO SUPPORTED SANDINISTAS, ACTIVE ALLIES OF “PALESTINIAN” JIHADISTS
Ibero-American Summit Marked by Notable Absences
Missing from the conference in Panama are nine presidents and Spain’s King Juan Carlos
Peru’s air force reinstates UFO department
Peru’s air force has said it is reviving a department to research anomalous aerial phenomena – in other words, UFO sightings
US gives $100 million to Peru for counternarcotics
It’ll be talk like a pirate day: New John Malkovich series to be filmed in Puerto Rico, adding millions to local economy
The opposition will not be televised
A disabling enabling law
Jaime & Silvia recap the World Cup prelims (in Spanish):
The week’s posts:
Michel Moynihan interviews Vargas Llosa
Chile: Matthei/Parisi vs Bachlet?
Honduras: Zelaya’s baaaack
Mexico: Taxing the fat out of you
Venezuela: Nicolas loses Heinz
Brazil: Biggest Sao Paolo cartel threatens violence at World Cup
Mexico: El Bloombito lobbies against sugary sodas
Paraguay: Guy makes up his mind after 80 years
En español: La terapia intensiva de esta semana
Video: NAFTA and Mexican Agriculture
Garcia, Lee and Rangel lying for Castro?
Cuba & other US-Latin America issues of the week.
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