All of Latin America is absorbed in the World Cup; all, that is, except for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children arriving in the United States. This invasion, which until recently the White House ignored – as if it was a really, really big field trip – but now blames on the drug cartels, will not end because the federal government has no intention of stopping this influx, other that throw $250million at it – while doing nothing to secure the border.
A good week for some investors
Vulture funds win a legal victory over Argentina’s government; The Economist ought to do a little less editorializing on its headlines.
Uh-oh: China backs Argentina’s position on Falkland Islands
Chinese support calls at two-day G77 summit for the governments of Argentina and the UK to resume negotiations on ‘the Malvinas Islands question’
Industrialization is Bolivia’s Biggest Challenge, Economy Chief Says
World Cup 2014: Protests and anger, in pictures
Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff endorsed to run for re-election
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been officially endorsed by the governing Workers Party to run for re-election in October.
Joe Biden Discusses Immigration Reform With Central American Leaders
Ending a six-year winning streak, Spain upset after World Cup ouster
Support From the Left Helps Keep a Right-Wing President in Power in Colombia
Andres Oppenheimer: Colombian leader starts new term with a great idea
5 Things to know about Costa Rica
Now under house arrest, Antunez says he wasn’t beaten in jail but Cuban guards did torture his wife
Internet Foils Disinformation Operation Regarding Funeral For Mother of Alan Gross
Human rights advocates see increased threats against press in Cuba
Castro limos reborn as Havana taxis
Some of Fidel Castro’s old Soviet-built limousines have been decommissioned and are being used as Havana taxis for foreign tourists.
Cuba ends censorship — NOT
For a brief and shinning moment, it seemed that Cuba had unblocked access to several websites censored for years because of their criticisms of the government, including the U.S. government’s Radio/TV Marti.
New US-Caribbean energy initiative
ECUADOR SEEKS TO CONTROL OPPOSITION MEDIA BY DESIGNATING PRESS A ‘PUBLIC SERVICE’
Ecuador to Take Legal Action Against Using Indian Blood for Research
In Guatemala, US VP Biden Promises Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to Stem Child Immigrants Flooding US Border
GUATEMALAN PRES TO US: PASS AMNESTY BILL WITH MORE GUEST-WORKER VISAS
U.N. Chief Served Papers in Suit by Haitian Victims, Lawyers Say
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman denied that the official had been served.
Honduras’ First Lady Says She Will Collect Her Country’s Child Immigrants
With murder common, Jamaica morgue plans stall
Lawmakers visit Marine held in Mexico, say sergeant ‘needs to come’
Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., visited Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico.
As far as I could find, VP Joe Biden didn’t mention Sgt. Tahmooressi when visiting with Peña Nieto.
Mexico’s Breakout Moment?
THOUSANDS OF IMMIGRANTS STUCK IN MEXICO STASH HOUSES JUST OUTSIDE US
Panama police say remains may be missing Dutch women
Exclusive: UBS faces criminal probe for Puerto Rico bond fund sales – lawyers
Puerto Rico: Is this any way to run an island?
Unesco grants Inca Qhapaq Nan road system World Heritage status
A road system built by the Inca Empire has been granted World Heritage status by the United Nations cultural agency, Unesco.
The Qhapaq Nan roads go through six South American countries
It covers some 30,000 km (18,600 miles), from modern-day Colombia in the north to Argentina and Chile in the south, via Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.
From The White House: On Mujica and Castro
It’s already out of toilet paper and flour, but now Venezuela Is Running Out of Cookies and Coffins
Thanks to an economic crisis, the list of things you actually can buy in Venezuela seems to be getting shorter every day
As World Oil Prices Rocket on Iraq Strife, Venezuela Oil Price Jumps above $100
The week’s posts and podcast:
WH blames cartels for immigration surge
Argentina: Cristina can’t pay up . . .
Cubazuela: Free healthcare for all
Central American media actively promoting illegal immigration into US
Mexican meth kingpin busted at World Cup
Today’s Google doodle: Boca
Colombia: The view from Venezuela
Argentina: SCOTUS rules for the creditors
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
The new twist in illegal immigration: Children as human shields for the cartels
5 lessons Hillary could learn from Isabel