Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Fernandez’

The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Tropical City: Buenos Aires?

Suspicions rise in Pablo Neruda’s death

Today’s Video: Injustice in Chile

Colombia’s former paramilitaries
Criminals with attitude
A crime mob takes on the government

Going old school with Fidel and Raul

Dictatorship engaged in game of “whack-a-dissident”

Ahmadinejad visits Ecuador to marshal support

Admin. extends Salvadoran deportation freeze (h/t GoV)

Mexico Security Memo: The Future of Methamphetamine in Guatemala

Otherwise, the cartels could be expanding their operations as most successful businesses tend to do. Control of transportation networks, especially ports, is critical for business because maritime shipping accounts for the majority of illegal trade worldwide.

The significance for Guatemala is notable. The Central American country has long been a transit corridor for cocaine from South America into Mexico, but it is now becoming a drug producer — even if all the precursor chemicals found there are not immediately contributing to the drug trade. Without U.S. or Mexican assistance, the Guatemalan government will be unable to control any increased production of methamphetamine — or the violence, corruption and increased use that will accompany it.

Many question whether Haiti quake donations put to best use
Two years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many complain that they haven’t seen where billions in donations were spent.

Happy news

A Massacre in Jamaica
After the United States demanded the extradition of a drug lord, a bloodletting ensued.

Remittances to Mexico are rebounding
Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. sent an estimated 8% more money back to relatives last year compared with 2010, thanks to an improving U.S. job market.

Mexico drug war deaths over five years now total 47,515
Mexican officials say nearly 13,000 people were killed in violence blamed on organised crime between January and September last year

Prime suspect in conspiracy to kill Paraguayan reporter freed

Lima’s metro
The train leaves platform one at last
Better late than never

Ruth Fernández, Singer and Senator in Puerto Rico, Dies at 92

Venezuela and Iran strengthen ties, mock US disapproval

Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez taunt US over ‘big atomic bomb’ Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez joked about having “a big atomic bomb” and mocked US disapproval during a meeting between the two allies in Caracas.

Iran in Latin America is no laughing matter

Chávez: ‘There will be no consulate in Miami’
The decision, which is in response to the expulsion of consul Livia Acosta, impacts more than 200,000 Venezuelans in the Southeast.

The week’s posts:
Where the coke comes from
Van der Sloot pleads guilty to murder
50 busted for Puerto Rican ID theft
Good news, bad news
Ahmadinejad rolls through Latin America
Sony fined $656k over Tiririca song
Argentina’s flight of capital
Today’s update re: two crazy tyrants in Venezuela