The week’s big news in Latin America was the terrible murder of Mónica Spear and ex-husband Henry Thomas Berry in Venezuela.
However, I dedicate this week’s Carnival to the best-named style blog Te lo juro por Louis Vuitton (I swear it by Louis Vuitton), which comes from Argentina.
Latin American rivers among most polluted in the world, says new study
Experts are warning of a possible public health and environmental crisis after it was revealed that rivers in Latin America are some of the most polluted in the world
US Supreme Court to Hear Appeal In Argentina Case
Argentina seeks to stop Elliott Management unit from obtaining records on accounts maintained by officials, including President Kirchner
The court, in a brief written order, agreed to hear an appeal by Argentina seeking to stop Elliott Management Corp.’s NML Capital Ltd. from obtaining records on accounts maintained by Argentina and leading public officials, including its president, Cristina Kirchner.
$100M lawsuit over Bahamas chopper crash refiled
Bolivia Uses G77 Post to Put Coca Legalization on International Agenda
Gunmen kill Brazil church’s pastor
Police in Brazil say two gunmen killed an evangelical pastor by shooting him at his church in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Brazil Forging Economic Ties With Cuba, While Hiring Its Doctors
Brazilian College Student Auctions Off Her Virginity AGAIN, h/t Instapundit
Chile forest fires spark health alert as smoke spreads
The Chilean government has declared a health alert in four of the country’s 15 regions as smoke from dozens of forest fires spreads
Chilean fishermen win court backing
Chile’s Supreme Court sides with fishing groups and orders the operator of two coal power plants to ensure they do not pollute or kill marine life.
Spain’s Crown Prince Honors Indigenous Latin America Moviemakers
Colombia once again ranked happiest country in the world: survey
WARNING: Very gruesome photos Atrocity in Cuba: revisiting the horrors of Mazorra
Mysterious Death of Young American in Cuba
Spreading Use of Internet Tools in Cuba, Other Repressive Lands is Essential for Freedom
Cuban rights group counts more than 6,400 political arrests in 2013
El Comercio: Enlace ciudadano 356, desde Babahoyo, provincia de Los Ríos
Read the Overwhelming Evidence of Fraud, Extortion and Other Misconduct
During a six-week federal trial in New York, Chevron introduced overwhelming evidence of fraud, extortion and other misconduct as part of a civil lawsuit against Steven Donziger and his associates.
Read a comprehensive summary of Chevron’s claims and supporting evidence against Steven Donziger and his associates in the company’s post-trial brief here.
World Bank Is Criticized for Honduran Loan
The bank’s ombudsman delivered a stinging review of a loan to a palm-oil company engaged in a violent conflict with poor farm workers over land in Honduras.
‘Moderate’ Iran maintains terrorist cells in Latin America.
Los caballeros templarios: Executive Slaying Sparks New Fears
The death of a top ArcelorMittal executive, believed to be the work of a powerful drug cartel, raises concerns about foreign companies operating in Mexico.
In 2011, Israel Arenas Durán disappeared in northern Mexico. Why can’t the government find him — and the thousands of others who’ve gone missing in the country’s drug war?
Deep-water drilling is a test for Mexican oil company Pemex
As Costs Soar, Who Will Pay For The Panama Canal’s Expansion?
Panama named best place in the world to retire
That’s where retirees will get the most bang for their buck, and be able to bask in the sun and warm weather every day. Plus, a new program makes it easy to establish residence in Panama. Also on the list of top places to retire are Ecuador, Malaysia and Costa Rica. I don’t know about Malaysia, but Ecuador would not be on my list. The Huffpo has a 5-part series: Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven?
Paraguay, world’s second largest producer of marijuana will not legalize
Vigilantes whip ‘prostitutes’ in Peruvian nightclub attack
In disturbing scenes, members of a local vigilante group in Peru storm a nightclub, whipping and shoving dozens of female employees
In Puerto Rico, ditching sun and sand for a day in the caves
TURKS & CAICOS
Michael Misick, Former Turks and Caicos leader extradited from Brazil under U.S. escort, spends first night in prison on corruption charges.
8 reasons Uruguay’s not all that
Media have hyped up the tiny South American country that just legalized weed. Sorry for the buzz kill, but …
Hundreds protest over murdered Miss Venezuela
Hundreds took to the streets of Caracas to demand the government protect its citizens from callous killers, following the murder of a former Miss Venezuela and her British ex-husband
Violence in Venezuela
Crime and impunity
Cubazuela Aims to Annex Puerto Rico
The week’s posts:
Puerto Rico: 6.4 earthquake
Mexico: “Shame and Name”, Blacklisting for taxes
Colombia: When El Dorado is the gateway to freedom
Cuba: Dementor sighting at an art gallery
Venezuela: Aftermath of the Spears murder
Chile: Somebody didn’t read the instructions for the #CauCau bridge
Panama: no deal on Canal overruns
En español: Terapia intensiva 190
Chile: Palestinian shirts making a statement
Uruguay: What not to wear
At Da Tech Guy Blog: Venezuela: Killing beauty