Judge Thomas Griesa Rules Against NML Capital in Argentine Debt Case
Citibank Doesn’t Have to Hand Over Documents in Hedge Fund’s Bid to Block Next Interest Payment
Argentina: Down the Tubes, Again
A Nuclear Bolivia? Why Not?
Pelé unveils unique football pitch where players’ energy produces electricity
Brazillian football legend launches a revolutionary artificial pitch that converts players’ energy into electricty to power Rio de Janeiro favela
Brazilian Tycoon Faces Criminal Charges
Brazil’s federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Brazilian businessman Eike Batista, compounding the legal woes of the once high-flying entrepreneur.
Memory is not history
“Dirty war” memorials should not be used to rewrite the past
The historical truth silenced by “memory” is that the cold war in Latin America was fought by two equally authoritarian sides. Argentina’s coup in 1976 was triggered in part by the violence of the Montoneros, a leftist-nationalist guerrilla group of which several of Ms Fernández’s officials were members.
In Chile, too, memories of history can be incomplete. The museum in Santiago is not trying to impose an interpretation of history, just recounting facts, Ms Bachelet told Bello in July. Yet the only clue that Allende’s government, through its attempt to impose a Marxist programme, had itself contributed to the breakdown of democracy and “the destruction or weakening of many points of consensus” is contained in a quote from a Truth Commission of 1991, which is inscribed on a wall tucked away by the toilets. Allende will be commemorated on this week’s anniversary of the coup as a fallen hero of democracy, with no mention of his own mistakes—even Zhou Enlai, then China’s leader, warned him that he was moving too fast towards communism.
Chile MP charged over 1981 killings
Chilean MP Rosauro Martinez is charged with the killing of three left-wing militants during the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet.
Chikungunya infections spread to Colombia
Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea
Cuba to send doctors to Ebola areas
Cuban Political Prisoner of the Day, Daniel Enrique Quesada Chaveco, Sept. 13, 2014
Gerard Depardieu, great friend of the Castro dynasty, avatar of hypocrisy
Poll Shows Dominicans Most Worried About Crime, Economy
State Oil Firms to Invest $400 Million in Ecuador Oil Block
Exploration in the 490,000-Acre Oil Concession to Start in January
Ecuador’s Petroamazonas will have a 51% stake in the project, while Sipetrol SA, a unit of Chile’s state-owned Empresa Nacional de Petroleo, or Enap, will own 42% and Belarus’s Belorusneft will have the remaining 7%.
Even Stronger: Truce Between El Salvador Gangs Has Unintended Consequence
But free of violence does not mean free of gangs. The entrance to Ilopango is still controlled by the Mara Salvatrucha, while a northern stretch of the suburb is controlled by 18th Street. Nothing about the agreement has impeded Gonzalez or any of his gang from walking around freely and exerting full control. In fact, it’s only strengthened their power.
Firms from Russia, China, Spain, U.S. Interested in Guatemala Pipeline
Companies from Russia, China, Spain and the United States are interested in participating in the construction of a pipeline linking Mexico and Guatemala, the Central American nation’s economy minister said Thursday.
Ex-President of Haiti Put Under House Arrest
In Jamaica, Rastas Ready for Pot Decriminalization
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif calls for deepening of ties with Mexico
ICE OFFICIALS DEPORT MEXICAN NATIONAL WANTED FOR MURDER
Nicaragua Requests U.S. Help in Investigating Meteorite
Egypt issues stamps to mark new Suez Canal – but uses pictures of Panama Canal
The multi-billion pound scheme to widen the canal was announced last month, but officials have suffered a series of false starts
Paraguayan bus drivers in crucifixion protest
Assassinations in the Amazon: how will Peru respond?
Indigenous leaders killed near Brazil border following logging and land title battle
Puerto Rico Finds It Has New Friends in Hedge Funds
Venezuela to charge two opposition activists deported from Colombia last week
Lorent Saleh and Gabriel Valles, two Venezuelan opposition activists, will face charges after they were deported last week from Colombia.
Venezuela Arrests 64 for Anti-Maduro Protests: Rights Group
Now what? Venezuela on static noise
Venezuela’s ongoing collapse
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Venezuela: The next default
Venezuela: Deadly new illness
Today’s illegal invasion headlines
En español: Unidad de quemados
Chile seeks foreign help in subway bombing case
September 11: In memory of Joe Angelini, Jr.
55 years a slave: The new Cuba-Brazil human traffic
Venezuela, springboard for Hezbollah
Puerto Rico: Trump golf course defaults
Chile: Terrorist attack injures 14
This week’s podcast:
US-Latin America stories of the week with Fausta Wertz editor of Fausta’s Blog
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
“Obama’s Betrayal of the Constitution”
Gov. Walker and the curious case of the district attorney’s wife