Welcome to the first Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean of the new year 2011.
2010: Latin America by the Numbers
The Americano’s Top Ten Stories for 2010
The Year in Argentine Beef 2010: Good Luck Finding Grass-fed Beef in Argentina; It´s All Feedlot Now.
Argentina’s Forgotten Terror Victims
Thousands suffered in the leftist rampage that precipitated the 1976 military coup.
Gasolinazo part 3
Bolivians Protest Marxist Leader Morales – Torch Che Guevara Statue & Venezuelan Flag
Our Southern Mirror
Raining on her parade, but still smiling
Rousseff Takes Reins in Brazil
Yet another earthquake,
How Property Rights Might End Colombia’s Guerrilla War
Raúl Rodríguez Soto, Cuba Political Prisoner of the Week, 1/2/11
Elsa Morejón Hernández publishes open letter asking for release of 11 political prisoners (morning roundup)
Telecom Italia Tired of Tapping Cuban Phones
Dilemma for 2011 (and 2012, 2013, et cetera)
41 Guards charged for role in Nuevo Laredo prison break
La Familia on the Ropes
2010 Death Toll: Over 10,000 Die in Afghan Violence… Over 13,000 Die in Mexican Violence
Failed State Watch: How Much Longer for Mexico? (Part One)
We know about barbarous cartels. But more terrifying is their cancerous spread through Mexican government, and societal decay caused by a state with no justice. There is no avoiding the problem: we need to know all of Mexico, now.
Detienen en Nicaragua a pandillero hondureño
The status of Social Security in Panama
Palestinian FM: Chile, Paraguay to recognize Palestinian state in coming weeks
Uruguay also expected to recognize independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders in March; Ecuador also due to open PA embassy.
Peru extends reserve requirements to bank units overseas
Pfizer Must Pay $1.5 Million in Prempro Damages, Jury in Puerto Rico Says
Venezuelan Minister of Finance announces sharp devaluation of currency
After a legislative coup, a sort of economy coup: massive devaluation in Venezuela
Hugo and Hillary have a ‘friendly chat’
EL PAQUETE CHÁVEZ-GIORDANI-FIDEL HARÁ DEL 2011 EL AÑO DE LA MÁS AGUDA CONFLICTIVIDAD SOCIAL
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Hillary and Hugo BFFs
Silvio Canto’s podcast, Let’s talk about Cuba 2011
Hillary to Hugo: “Use me! Abuse me!”
PBS’s Ray Suarez can’t believe the truth about Cuba’s healthcare, also at Hot Air.
Finally! The US shows some gonadal fortitude to Chavez VIDEO
Bomb explodes at Greek Embassy in Argentina
El Cuchillo druglord killed in Colombia
NewsHour’s Cuban healthcare fairytale