Argentina and Brazil go to the World Cup semifinals, and that has been the top story all over the hemisphere.
Argentina running out of options in lose-lose debt battle with ‘vultures’
Murder verdict over Argentina bishop
Two former senior military officers in Argentina have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Bishop Enrique Angelelli in 1976 during military rule.
World Cup police cooperation leads to arrest of fugitive from Argentina’s ‘dirty war’
Salvador Siciliano, a leading member of the notorious Triple A anti-communist death squad in the 1970s, captured in Brazil thanks to heightened communications between international forces around the tournament
Bolivia sanctions child labour as young as 10
Bolivian congress passes laws that allow 12-year-old children to be employed in full-time work for others, with 10-year-olds permitted to work if self-employed
Bolivian Cops Occupy Command Centers to Demand Pay Hike
Brazilian police link Fifa official to World Cup ticket gang
Brazil Tragedy Raises Doubts on Building Rush
Grief Descended on Belo Horizonte, a World Cup Host City, Following the Collapse of a Highway Overpass Video here.
Chile’s Bachelet Introduces $27 Billion Infrastructure Program
Colombia Taps World Cup Fever to Urge Guerrilla Defections
Putin to visit Cuba and other LatAm nations
Media bias reaches new depths in reports on Castrogonian vehicle sales
Four motorcycles sold in Cuba, in addition to those fifty cars.
Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants
NYT editorializes with this headline, Government of Ecuador Can Sue Fugitive Bankers in U.S.
Four Guatemalan Cops Accused of Extorting Olympic Athlete
Honduras: Search for Miners Continues
Jamaica selling out its paradise
New Telecom Rules in Mexico Clear Senate Hurdle
Mexico is near to completing its biggest overhaul of the telecommunications sector in more than two decades.
The telecom bill is a tough blow for Mr. [Carlos] Slim. It forces mobile unit Telcel to complete calls from competing networks without charge, and establishes that domestic long-distance charges made by Telmex will be phased out starting next year. The bill also gives powers to the new enhanced regulator to set some phone rates of dominant players.
The power and the glory
Foreigners enthuse over Enrique Peña Nieto’s reforms. Mexicans are warier
Venezuela restores ties with Panama
Relations were broke off after President Maduro accused Panama of joining the US in an “open conspiracy” against him.
Animals Take to Rooftops to Survive Floods in Paraguay
Hero of Peru’s Battle with Shining Path Arrested
Puerto Rico: The New Detroit
Puerto Rico is moving to restructure a large slice of its debt. More trouble could be on the way. And, Mercado Libre is the eBay of Latin America. But it has a new competitor: eBay itself.
Spain’s €3,500 Epalisticia buys El Universal for €90 million
Che’s Battle Comrade Becomes Maduro’s New Economic Adviser
Cuba’s Dominance over Venezuela Out in the Open for All to See
The week’s posts and podcast:
Guatemala: When The Mountains Tremble to be corrected
Venezuela: Bye-bye, El Universal UPDATED
ISIS’s Chilean spokesman
Argentina: Pay up, Cristina
Invasion update: No visitors allowed on federal facilities, CDC opens Emergency Operations Center
Today’s update on the immigrant invasion
Venezuelan army protection racket at Guyana border
Obama to heal illegals with $2billion
Tinker, hacker, Snowden spy
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Bean-counting Catholic justices
Are Liberals Patriotic?