It’s a long primary season, but we can enjoy it by promoting the culture that fosters conservatism: Read my article, Evan tours, Klavan’s back, Ed has a book, hit Da Tip Jar.
The ever-affronted strive to keep the twit in Twitter.
Read my article, Stephen Fry and the bag lady.
- Producer Anne Swaney, 39, arrived last Saturday to Nabatunich Resort, Benque Viejo in Belize
- She disappeared on Thursday after doing yoga by the Mopan River
- Swaney’s half-naked corpse was found floating on the river on Friday
Doctors’ union in Rio has warned that Olympic visitors will not get medical attention if they fall sick during 2016 games. Some major hospitals have been forced to close while even the most seriously ill patients cannot be admitted because of a funding shortfall
Índice de miseria Colombia: 2013: 18% 2014: 20% 2015: 25% pic.twitter.com/fGktovdYzf
— Álvaro Uribe Vélez (@AlvaroUribeVel) January 16, 2016
Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Peru fined over homophobic chants.
• Fifa takes action over chants during 2018 World Cup qualifying
• Chile’s fine is biggest at £48,000, for incidents at four games
“A day late and a dollar short”?
Venezuela decrees economic emergency
The Venezuelan government announces a 60-day economic emergency to deal with the country’s worsening crisis.
Venezuela’s First Lady criticises America for ‘kidnapping’ her relatives and charging them with trafficking. Cilia Flores, wife of President Nicolas Maduro, has spoken for the first time about the arrest of her relatives on charges of plotting to traffic 800kg of cocaine into the United States
The bottom line:
In the battle of the egos, they each got out of it exactly what they wanted.
And, by the way, Univision’s influence in the Latino news market is vastly overrated, and it’s not even owned or controlled by Lateenos.
According to this study by the Pew Research Center, 82% of Hispanics consume news media in English, while the number who do so in Spanish decreases. Likewise,
The rise in use of English news sources has been driven by an increase in the share of Hispanics who say they get their news
exclusively in English. According to the survey,
one-third (32%) of Hispanic adults in 2012 did this, up from 22% in 2006. By contrast, the share of Hispanic adults who get their news exclusively in Spanish has decreased to 18% in 2012 from 22% in 2006.
Two seemingly unrelated items:
Most financing operations from China to Ecuador have been tied to oil sales and several have been backed with presales of crude oil.
Mr. Herrera said the new loans aren’t linked with the selling of crude oil.
The minister said despite the decline of around 50% in oil prices, the Andean country plans to maintain its level of public spending this year, thanks to loans from China, credits from multilateral lenders and governments as well as the selling of Ecuadorean bonds in international markets and domestic debt.
The minister, however, ruled out that the country plans a new bond issue in international markets, citing high interest rates.
Last Thursday the country sold $750 million of five-year bonds at a yield of 10.5%.
In plain words, it sold $750 million worth of junk bonds.
According to Mil Hojas, Ribeney employees operate multiple social-media accounts dedicated to monitoring and attacking the Ecuadorian opposition.
At taxpayer expense, and perhaps a little help from junk bond sales and Chinese loans, too?
The World’s Smallest Violin plays for Vox:
The Vox people are bemoaning this:
This week’s issue of the Economist reduces the vast diversity of Hispanic Americans to a single fruit: chili peppers.
The administration’s flagrant violations of the Constitution, the push to favor illegal aliens over anyone who’s a legal immigrant (I can go on all day) don’t fire up Vox’s belly, but chili peppers do.
To which I say, “suck it up, buttercup.”
(h/t: Joshua Treviño)