To many observers of Latin America, watching developing news in our hemisphere almost makes every day Groundhog Day.
So let’s start with a little humor, since otherwise there are plenty of bad news,
Free press flees Argentina
The Jesus race: Colombia builds ‘tallest Jesus statue’ in Americas
Must-read: Cuba Relations: Another Obama Fiasco in the Making?
Honduran official angered by citizen perceptions of crime
Honduras’ foreign minister wrote a stern letter after a think tank published a report saying more than 30 percent of Hondurans indicated they were victims of crime last year. Official crime statistics are lower, but many lack confidence in police and don’t report all crimes.
Tackling Cold War Demons in Nicaragua
You’re still on time for the Festival Casals (Feb 26 – Mar 14, 2015). Yo-Yo Ma is playing Elgar on the 15th.
“We love Venezuela because it welcomes foreigners as one of their own:”
Because nothing says “heartwarming” like spending 48 hours in detention: Odd Photo Choice for Venezuela Promotional Effort
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El Salvador: Two American detainees, zero evidence
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