Argentine Government Blasts “Speculation” by Grain Exporters
Argentina Creditors’ Lawyers, Mediator to Meet
A court-appointed mediator will meet next week with lawyers representing Argentina and its holdout creditors, the mediator said Friday
Morales confident he will win Sunday’s election in all nine Bolivian districts
At an event to mark the closing of his campaign ahead of Sunday’s elections, a self-assured Evo Morales told Bolivians that he will win all over the country and will even take the opposition’s bastions of support in the east.
Happily Evo after
A third term for a “non-stick” leader
Number of Attacks in Southern Brazil State Rises to 100
The wave of violence, which has left at least three people dead and 41 buses destroyed, has spread to 31 cities in Santa Catarina, whose authorities say the attacks are ordered by a criminal gang from Argentina.
Brazil’s Election Shows How The Left Thrives On Welfare Dependency
The Key Proposals Of Brazil Presidential Hopeful Aécio Neves
Brazil Suspected Ebola Case Tests Negative
A West African man held in isolation at a Rio de Janeiro hospital on suspicion of bringing the deadly Ebola virus to South America has tested negative for the disease, the Health Ministry said Saturday.
Former Cayman Premier Acquitted
Experts Lower Chile’s Growth Forecast to 1.9%
Colombia Authorized Guerrilla Leader’s Trips to Cuba
Hours later, President Juan Manuel Santos said that he personally signed off on the trips, which he described as “part of the process, normal.”
Washington Post reporter: White House spin on Cartegena is “demonstrably false”
The Castro Legacy: Untold Thousands of Watery Graves
World Bank Touts Cuba’s Communist Education as Exemplary
All the Better to Indoctrinate Students, Exiles Contend
Cuban: I’d Rather Die Trying to Reach Freedom, Than Live on My Knees Living in Tyranny
El escándalo uruguayo
A Raúl Sendic, candidato vicepresidencial de Uruguay, junto a Tabaré Vásquez, por el movimiento izquierdista Frente Amplio, del presidente José Mujica, le salpicó la “maldición“ del petróleo. Un cuestionado convenio de canje de crudo por derivados entre Ancap/Trafigura/Petroecuador que involucra USD 6.400 millones, empezó a pasar las primeras facturas, en medio de la campaña electoral. El escándalo ampliamente cubierto por la prensa uruguaya, hace referencia al libro Ecuador Made in China, y a una carta remitida al gobierno uruguayo y a varios legisladores de ese país.
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La referida cláusula del Convenio señala que Ecuador proveerá hasta 36000 barriles diarios de crudo, sin embargo en el contrato firmado el mismo día en Montevideo, se estableció la entrega de hasta 100000 barriles diarios, con lo que se violó el Convenio. Incluir un volumen de 100000 barriles día notificaba al más ingenuo que el crudo no estaba destinado a la refinería uruguaya, cuya capacidad máxima, cuando está operativa, es de 50000 barriles día, y de un crudo diferente al ecuatoriano. Al respecto, la Contraloría abona con conclusiones que dejan sin respuesta a los autores del Acuerdo: “se contrató con Ancap, sin que existan estudios técnicos que demuestren los beneficios para el país de una contratación directa”, señala en organismo.
Feminists Weigh In for Chevron in Racketeering-Oil Pollution Case
The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund urged the appeals court to rule for Chevron on a highly technical but critical issue. You read that correctly: The nation’s oldest women’s-rights legal advocacy organization, a left-leaning group that helped enact the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act and represents victims of sexual harassment and spousal brutality, supports the multinational oil company in its struggle against a crusading lawyer who claims to represent the impoverished and oppressed.
O’Reilly Discusses WFB’s Reporting On Ecuador PR Firm Paying Liberal US Celebrities
El Salvador tries to rein in crime with community policing
FUSION TV LAMENTS ‘UNDOCUMENTED’ WOMEN HAVING HARD TIME GETTING ABORTIONS IN TEXAS
Mexico Arrests Alleged Head of Juárez Drug Cartel
Federal police arrested alleged Juárez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes in the northern city of Torreón on Thursday, Mexican officials said. His Arrest Is Seen as Symbolic Amid Police Scandal
Iguala, Mexico and police crimes
Russia ban opens opportunities to Iran, Nicaragua
Panama’s National Assembly Ratifies Trade Pact with Mexico
The Man Behind Peru’s Culinary Ascent
Chef Gastón Acurio Built an Empire With 44 Restaurants in 13 Countries on Ceviche, Guinea Pig and Ethnic Influences
Divide and bribe
Corruption and political fragmentation threaten Peru’s democracy
No More Dunkin’ Donuts for Puerto Rico
Island’s Franchisee Fails to Make Payments, 18 Stores to Close
Trinidad and Tobago Mulls Postponing Carnival over Ebola Fears
Uruguay Welcomes First Group of 42 Syrian Refugees
Wouldn’t it be better if they had done this while Maduro was speakinVenezuela: Exxon wins $1.6 billion settlementg at the UN? UN urges Venezuela to release dissenter leader Leopoldo López
The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention of the United Nations (UN) described as illegal the actions of the Venezuelan authorities in the proceedings against the political opposition leader for the events of February 12
Venezuela: a land of political killings and gang turf wars
Politician Robert Serra was murdered in his home
The grisly murder of a young politician and killing of a pro-regime militia leader in police shoot-out signal a bloody power struggle for the legacy of Hugo Chavez, writes Phillip Sherwell
Miami Venezuelans vs. Mary Landrieu
The week’s posts and podcast:
Why Venezuela should not have a seat at the UN Security Council
Could capitalism save the Arabs?
Mexico: Government paying its citizens to avoid deportation from U.S.
Venezuela: Exxon wins $1.6 billion settlement
No More Che Day
4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas
Mexico: 43 students missing since September 26
Brazil: Aécio’s plan is the economy
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Why bother covering up the Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal?
Ecuador’s “dirty hand,” and Mia Farrow’s greased palm
US-Latin America stories of the week.