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Argentina opposition gains ground in vote
President Kirchner’s party loses seats in four largest districts with 72 percent of votes counted in mid-term elections.
Argentina’s mid-term election
President Fernández should build bridges to her opponents—or risk leaving office early
Argentina’s wealth gap
Barbarians at the gate
The capital’s exclusive closed neighbourhoods face a heavy new tax Related: Visits to MIAMI Properties Soar in September, Venezuela Tops Lists of Countries Searching Miami Properties
Following Venezuela were Canada, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Lithuania, France, Italy, Spain and the Philippines, eight of which also made the top ten list last year.
The second beheading this year: Former Brazilian footballer’s head left on his doorstep
Beheadings raise concerns of violence in Brazil
Tortured Chilean wins compensation
An 80-year-old exile wins compensation from the Chilean state over torture he suffered 40 years ago under General Pinochet, in a landmark legal battle.
Is This The End Of The Chilean Economic Miracle?
How are those negotiations with the FARC going? Rebels in Colombia Hit Energy Sector Hard in ‘Black October’
Colombia’s energy sector, the main driver of its economy, is limping away from “Black October,” a term coined by Marxist rebels who set forth on a month-long blitzkrieg, attacking oil pipelines, coal trains, electricity plants and transmission towers.
Colombian rebel group FARC free US hostage
Kevin Scott Sutay, the former US soldier who wandered in to territory of Colombian rebels, turned over to Cuban and Norwegian officials four months after being taken hostage
Probably the only time I’ll post on Mr. Bieber: Justin Bieber shows Colombia´s police force is for rich and famous?
No zombies allowed: Colombian University Bars Halloween Celebrations (video in Spanish)
Condé Nast Traveler ranks 9 Costa Rican resorts in top 15 in all of Central and South America
Four Rising Global Art Collectors Discuss Their Collections
Top buyers from Italy, Thailand, France and Costa Rica are part of a new emerging class of collectors
Cuba shuts down private cinemas
Cuban authorities order the immediate closure of privately-run cinemas and video-game salons, saying they were never authorised.
Over 900 Political Arrests in October
Chevron Vindicated As Evidence Points To ‘Green Fraud’ By Environmentalists
Chevron v. Donziger: The Lawyer Who Walked Away
The Cubanization of Ecuador
Day of the dead celebrated with giant kites in Guatemala – video
Honduras General Denies Involvement In Brutal Death Squads
Police: Operation Resilience seizes record number of illegal firearms
Mexico’s Theology of Oil
How Gold Is Destroying Peru’s Rainforests
Puerto Rico Economy Forecast to Shrink 0.8% in Fiscal 2014
Biden Meets with President Mujica of Uruguay, but, did the get the munchies?
U.S.-Owned Oil Rigs Seized By Venezuelan Government
Maduro still trying to turn Chavez into Christ
Venezuela Unveils Orwellian Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness
Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, just unveiled the country’s euphemistically-named Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness—to mockery on Latin America’s blogosphere.
What will Mercosur do about Venezuela’s delayed payments?
The week’s posts:
Brazil: Why bug Dilma?
Brazil: The highflying tastemaker
Mexico: Enrique Krauze on oil reform
Mexico: Tax my chocolate!
Venezuela: The marauding motorcyclists
Argentina: The end for Clarín
Colombia: “Peace is not in Havana”
Mexico: The cartel-induced blackout