Argentina’s Luck Is Finally Running Out
Héctor Timerman: el canciller que denunciaba que “Cuba es una dictadura” hoy participa de la CELAC en La Habana
Debt bondage and indentured servitude in modern-day Brazil: Brazil’s Slaves Are Being Freed, But Owners Go Largely Unpunished
Barbarians at the Mall Entrance
Detenida por caso Guzmán relacionaría a Bachelet con el FPMR
“Ella es clave en delitos terroristas y además podría individualizar dirigentes, jerarquías y funciones en que participaron dirigentes actuales de la izquierda chilena”, acusa el abogado Raúl Meza sobre la información que manejaría la “Comandante Ana”.
Colombia`s next president; a woman Marta Lucia Ramirez
Colombian chief prosecutor Eduardo Montealegre says he will bring charges against six employees of the US coal mining company, Drummond, over an environmental disaster last year.
After yesterday’s elections, Luis Guillermo Solís is ahead: Leftist Costa Rica outsider leads election, run-off expected
Costa Rica Flirts with Chavismo
Costa Rica holds presidential poll
Voters in Costa Rica choose a successor for President Laura Chinchilla, with opinion polls predicting a tight race between four main contenders.
Cuba steps up repression on the eve of the CELAC summit
How do Cuban doctors escape Venezuela?
Doctors escape medical missions assigned by the Cuban government. These missions are not only to Venezuela, but to other parts of the world. Via Babalu.
Ecuador Fines Leading Newspaper Over Cartoon
The Ecuadorean government has fined newspaper El Universo, saying a political cartoon it recently published was defamatory and promoted social unrest, stoking concerns about press freedom in the South American country.
Lima Journal, Part I, and Part II By Jay Nordlinger
El Salvador: former leftwing guerrilla takes lead in presidential election
Salvador Sanchez Cerén was rebel leader in bloody civil war but with nearly half votes counted he is favourite to win March run off
El Salvador in Peril
If leftist Sánchez Cerén becomes president, the future would be grim.
El Salvador votes for new presidentElection posters in San Salvador, 31 January
El Salvador is voting in a presidential election pitting the left-wing FMLN against the conservative Arena party, amid rising concern gang violence.
The Antigua Forum: Exporting A Different Kind of Latin American Revolution
Central America’s largest museum of Mayan culture to be built in Guatemala (h/t DP)
Haiti celebrates first cardinal
The first Haitian cardinal didn’t believe the news — until he turned to the Internet.
Narcos In The Mist
Tufton wants Jamaicans to open eyes to economic realities
The Violent Gang Wars Behind Super Bowl Guacamole
Mexican growers in the world’s avocado capital chase off a criminal gang that extorted millions of dollars a year.
Humor: Los Horóscopos del Maestro Piyush 30/01/2014
Panama releases majority of crew on North Korean ship
Not surprising: Puerto Rico bonds facing possible junk ratings are no longer part of the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index because of the debt’s outsized yields and spotty liquidity, S&P Dow Jones Indices said on Friday
Dead Puerto Rico boxer posed standing in the ring
HUMOR: Cinco Parientes De AGP Trabajan En El Gobierno; Aparecen Miles De Garcías Y Padillas A Pedir Cacao
At markets, Chavez successor falls short
Venezuela and Argentina
The party is over
Latin America’s weakest economies are reaching breaking-point
eo throws the towel. He made the news.
Daniel’s recipe for the Venezuelan opposition (for what good it does…)
The week’s posts and podcast:
Brazil: Not quite ready for World Cup prime time
Crazy Venezuelan headline of the day: “Maduro offers 80% discount in tickets to the moon”
Ecuador: Maybe Mia ought to meet Vaca
Argentina: Chronicle of a default foretold, continued
En español: Angry Birds en la Unidad de Quemados
Cuba: CELAC, the hypocrisy summit
Mexico: Michoacán vigilantes to join with police
Guatemala: The lost orphans
At Da Tech Guy Blog: Latin America: What was missing from the SOTU
Podcast: Crime and inflation in Venezuela PLUS other US Latin America issues.
Tags: CELAC, Fausta's blog, Luis Guillermo Solís, Marta Lucia Ramirez, Salvador Sanchez Cerén