Zika virus is in the headlines, but there’s another noteworthy item: The Italian castrati sang Rouhani’s Iranian tune, to avoid offending Nassan Rouhani, the same Rouhani that Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was murdered almost exactly a year ago, had tied to the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires, the largest terrorist attack prior to the 9/11 in our hemisphere.
No insult to hugely talented Farinelli intended.
Don’t blame her, Evo: Bolivia’s Morales Thanks Mother Earth for Decade as President
Brazil Losing the Battle to Debt. Brazil is losing the battle to tame its ballooning debt as the government struggles to revive a moribund economy amid political gridlock, a central bank report showed Friday.
The Brazilian Doctors Who Sounded Alarm on Zika and Microcephaly. The van der Linden family of physicians identified a likely link between the virus and a spike in birth defects involving incomplete brain development.
Antonio Banderas interview: Why I will never spill the secrets of the Chilean miners. The 33, a film of the Chile mine collapse, opens in the UK on Friday. The actors, miners and government figures tell Harriet Alexander why the story is so vital – and so strange
Legalizing evil: Colombia asks US to remove Farc from terror list in event of peace deal. President says of removal of largest rebel group ‘the sooner the better’ ahead of White House visit, as country looks to move beyond five-decade civil war
Zika Virus Detected in 22 People in Ecuador. Health officials in Ecuador have detected the Zika virus in nearly two dozen people, while neighboring Peru reported its first case on Friday, fueling regional concerns about the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.
This week’s podcast,
Wednesday 7pm CT: Doing business in Cuba plus US-Latin America stories of the week……… https://t.co/Nguu2PJb2m
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