Producers of cheap Malbec are getting squeezed by inflation, according to the WSJ,
Wine has been hit harder than agricultural products like soy because picking the grapes is so labor intensive. Analysts say producers’ costs have risen at least 100% in the past four years.
That means fewer bottles of cheap Argentine wine are making it to the shelves of restaurants and liquor stores in the U.S. and Europe.
As if things weren’t tough enough already.
Judge Threatens Argentina With Contempt Over Its Statements
Argentina seeks legal case against U.S. in The Hague
Argentine grandmother leading search for stolen children reunited with own grandson after 36 years
Country celebrates as Estela Carlotto, head of the renowned Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, finds the grandchild taken from her daughter by the military regime almost four decades ago
‘King Midas’ Bat From Bolivia Identified As A News Species
Brazil anger over gynaecological tests for teachers
Brazilian women’s rights advocates denounce Sao Paulo state’s requirement for prospective female teachers to undergo gynaecological test
Women’s rights advocates in Brazil have denounced requirements by the country’s most populous state for prospective female teachers to submit to gynaecological exams or prove their virginity in order to work.
The education department of Sao Paulo state requires female prospective teachers to undergo a Pap smear in order to prove they are free of a variety of cancers, or to present a doctor’s statement verifying they have not been sexually active.
Until recently, it also required women to have a colposcopy, a type of visual examination used to detect disease.
Chile youth leader freed in Venezuela, going to Santiago
Colombian rebels attack oil field
Colombian rebels attack an oil field in the north-west of the country although no-one is hurt, the state-owned company Ecopetrol says.
Cy Tokmakjian – Imprisoned in Cuba No Charges. No Justice
Cuba and the outside world
Rekindling old friendships
Cuba is once again resorting to geopolitics to support a failing economy
Museum enshrines the history of Cuba according to “The Godfather II”
Ecuador to open embassy in ‘Palestine’, president cancels visit to Israel
What Can Tens of Millions of Dollars Buy Ecuador in the ‘Empire’?
Guatemala Receives Deported Children from U.S.
BORDER PATROL AGENT: CARTELS USING CHILDREN AS ‘SHIELDS’
Jamaica: The good, the bad and the ugly
Why is Latin America Coddling Hamas?
The Spin of Things to Come
Russia Slaps Embargo on Western Food Imports and Looks to Latin America
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CYNTHIA MCKINNEY? She’s at TeleSur, which is
funded by the governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Mexico Gains Winning Edge By Opening Energy Market
Mexico Mulls Over Raising It’s Shockingly Low Minimum Wage
Costa Rica seeks investigation of immigrant bribes to Nicaraguan military
Has Panama weaned itself off drugs and cleaned up?
Pope Benedict XVI OK’d abusive priest in Paraguay, local bishop says
PERU HAS REOPENED ITS OFFICE OF UFO INVESTIGATIONS
Puerto Ricans Are Fleeing the Economic Disaster That Is Their Home Island
Venezuelan weather vanes
Evil in the Bayou
The week’s posts and podcast:
Venezuela: Derwick in the news
Today’s illegal invasion headlines
Nicaragua: A reminder on the sandinistas
Venezuela: What a show trial looks like
“once every 5 years”
Ecuador: Like bitcoin, but not as solid
Need a coyote? Check Facebook!
Mexico: Knights Templar chief La Tuta’s on YouTube
Illegal immigration: Just who is getting in?
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Pope Francis reinstates Marxist to the priesthood (update DTG)
And now, for a “train deal” with Mexico
The week’s podcast, with Silvio Canto.