Argentine Death Spiral Watch
Argentine leader defies her critics
Cristina Fernandez ruffling feathers with the Falklands to mask domestic failings
Several British newspapers have turned their eyes on Argentina arguing that the challenging situation faced by President Cristina Fernandez both domestically and internationally is making her increasingly take advantage of the Falkland Islands dispute as a smokescreen to mask domestic failings.
Ghana court refuses to free Argentine warship Libertad
A Ghanaian court has refused to free an Argentine warship seized in a debt dispute involving the South American nation’s creditors. At The Economist, Argentina’s debt default
Hold-out creditors seize an Argentine ship in Ghana. WSJ: Chasing Deadbeat Argentina
A U.S. investor tries to get its money back from Buenos Aires.
Barbosa made first black head of Brazil’s Supreme Court
Massive Corruption Scandal Is Victory for Brazilian Courts, via Instapundit.
Voters ignore the Workers’ Party’s troubles
Shots fired as police swoop 10 minutes before 100 followers of Brazilian doomsday cult were due to commit mass suicide over end of the world
Authorities believed the group were preparing to drink soup laced with poison
They had barricaded themselves inside house after leader convinced them apocalypse would happen at 8pm yesterday
Luis Pereira dos Santos held as ‘toxic’ fruit tub is found… he claimed angel told him when the world would end
Police removed 19 children after ‘credible’ information about suicide pact (h/t GoV)
Is Cayman committing economic suicide? (H/T Instapundit)
Entrepreneurs in Latin America
The lure of Chilecon Valley
As America shuts out immigrant entrepreneurs, Chile welcomes them
Colombia’s Military to Play Crucial Role in Peace Talks
Cuba Almost Became a Nuclear Power in 1962
The scariest moment in history was even scarier than we thought.
Three Elections, One Country
Dominicans march against proposed tax hikes
High Court Rejects Chevron Challenge in Ecuador Case
Which Biofuels Hold the Most Promise for the Future – Interview with Jim Lane, along with US Imports from Venezuela of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products, from K.
Gini back in the bottle
An unequal continent is becoming less so
Nicaraguan businessman sentenced to 30 years on drug charges
Message for US Citizens – US Ambassador to hold Town Hall in Panama City
Journalist working for human rights commission in Peru is threatened and extorted
Puerto Rico drops plan to build natural gas pipeline that was opposed by many islanders
Jack Warner bans Trinidad and Tobago murder figures
Police in Trinidad and Tobago have been ordered to stop releasing murder statistics.
Hugo Chávez accused of spying on rival in runup to presidential election
Impacts of the Venezuelan Crude Oil Production Loss
Venezuela’s presidential election
Stuck with him
After a surprisingly comfortable re-election, Hugo Chávez will have to surmount a shaky economy and the risk his cancer will return
Venezuela’s Chavez hails ‘perfect’ democracy, mocks tyrant image
* Socialist leader re-elected with 55 pct of vote
* Opposition’s Henrique Capriles contemplates future
* Bonds fall on investor gloom at Chavez victory
Venezuela’s Farce Election
Chavez’s Win Proves ‘Elected Autocrat’ Isn’t an Oxymoron
El club de admiradores de Chávez
Las elecciones en Venezuela tendrán repercusiones en toda América Latina y aun más allá
Chávez Taps His Possible Successor
The Devil, The Future, The Past and The Present
Otto Reich: What Happened in Venezuela?
NORIEGA: Chavez victory may be short-lived
Democratic base motivated against ailing dictator
Jaime Bayly’s take (in Spanish),
The week’s posts and podcast,
Venezuela: How Chavez won
Venezuela: Election aftermath
Podcast: Silvio Canto‘s