With deep gratitude to all who have served our beautiful country in the armed forces, this week’s Carnival.
Spanish oil company Repsol ends operations in Argentina
Spanish oil company Repsol has ended its operations in Argentina, two years after the government seized its assets.
Last month the Argentine congress gave final approval to pay $5bn (£3bn) in compensation for Repsol’s stake in Argentine oil firm YPF.
The Spanish company has now announced that it has sold the last batch of bonds it received to cover its losses.
Argentina’s Jewish community talks fondly of friend Francis in the Vatican
Rabbi Abraham Skorka only one of large number of Argentinian Jews with whom pope has developed strong, personal ties
A Desperate Mother’s Search Leads to a Fight Against Sex Trafficking
Desperate for answers about her daughter’s disappearance in 2002, Susana Trimarco started the Fundación María de los Ángeles, an organization that rescues and rehabilitates sex slaves in Argentina.
Ah, Bahamas: Sun, Sand and the NSA Recording Your Cell Phone Calls
Bolivia Hires Spain’s Isotron to Build Solar Power Plant
Brazil Deploys Vast World Cup Security Plan
Brazil is spending $855 million on security and safety during the 2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup, which the country will host from June 12 to July 13, the government said on Friday.
Freak hail storm strikes World Cup 2014 host city Sao Paulo
A hail storm covers streets in ice in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo which will host the opening match of the football World Cup in less than a month
Revolutionary ‘tears-up’ £300m student debt to protest fees
A Chilean artist has destroyed £300m of student debt ‘IOUs’ to protest tuition charges
Colombia’s President Santos to face Zuluaga in run-off vote
Official results from Colombia’s presidential election say the incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face his main rival, Oscar Zuluaga, in a run-off next month.
Oscar Iván Zuluaga, a conservative candidate closely allied with former President Álvaro Uribe, won the most votes in the first round of Sunday’s presidential election.
Yoani Sanchez’s Independent Online Publication Unblocked in Cuba
From Inside Cuba’s Burning Fire
Miami, Safe Haven for Cuban Torturers? Federal Case of Ethiopian Abuser Reminder, You Cannot Hide from US Justice
Andres Oppenheimer: In Cuba, technology may beat censorship
A Cagy KGB Rabbi
Ecuador to Begin Oil Drilling in Amazonia
Presidente for life: Ecuador’s Correa Seeks to Allow Indefinite Re-Election of All Officials
Ecuador’s President Asks for Constitutional Amendment
6 Gunned Down on Bus in El Salvador
U.S. Sentences Guatemala Ex-President to 5 Years for Money Laundering
In Violent Honduras, Soccer Is Offering Young Children An Escape From Gangs, Drugs
Lobbyists call for Jamaica to decriminalize pot
Marine hero stuck in Mexican prison on gun charges
Mexican Zapatista head Marcos steps down
The leader of the Zapatista rebels in southern Mexico, Subcomandante Marcos, announces he is leaving the 20-year-old guerrilla group.
Mexican federal forces rescue 68 CentAm migrants being held captive
How Mexico’s New President Is Turning His Country Into a Servile US Client
Enrique Peña Nieto is using violence and repression to dismantle his country’s progressive legacy. So, is servility why Mexico’s holding Andrew Tahmooressi?
U.S. Opens Talks with Peru on Waiving Visas
Attorney: Joran van der Sloot to marry in Peruvian prison, become father
Borinqueneers to get Congressional Gold Medal
Marijuana to Be Sold for Less Than $1 a Gram in Uruguay
Authorities said the price was deliberately set below what marijuana sells for illegally, and the quality control of the drug available at pharmacies would be “very high”
CNN team denied right to cover Venezuela local elections
Surprise! Latrine America backs Maduro in Venenozuela
Mythbusting the reduction of poverty
Unfortunately, A Bleak Future For Venezuelans.
Crackdown presents challenge to Citizens Energy, Joe Kennedy II
The week’s posts and podcast:
Puerto Rico: rising volume of drugs coming from Venezuela
Colombia: Who will be the next president?
En español: Unidad de quemados
Mexico: Kevin’s selfie
Bob Menendez on the Venezuelan nightmare
LatAm in top-10 happiest
UN: Cuba to chair World Health Assembly
Venezuela: Chavistas rolling in dough
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Cuba and moral blindness
US-Latin America stories of the week
Tags: Alfonso Portillo, Andrew Tahmooressi, Fausta's blog, Joe Kennedy II, Joran van der Sloot, Pope Francis I, Repsol YPF, Yoani Sánchez