This week’s big story: Oil prices.
As of the writing of this post, oil is trading at $43.45. This signals a huge change in Latin American politics. Miguel makes a prediction on the internal effect in Venezuela in his post As oil cycle overshoots on the downside the worst effects of The Devil’s Excrement will be in play, (via A Colombo-Americana)
A sea change in the Caribbean
In photos: Buenos Aires architectural details
The Ingrid show
Iran to impart high technology to Ecuador And what kind of technology would that be? “space science and satellite technology.”
Nicaragua and the MCC
Illegal immigration from the Dominica Republic: 2 survivors bring relief to family, but 49 missing
Oscar De La Hoya leaves hospital, heads home to Puerto Rico. I don’t know much about boxing, but it looks like De La Hoya should retire.
The Obama Administration and U.S.-Cuba Policy
THIS WEEK’S POSTS AND PODCASTS
Yoani’s troubles: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Russian warship to cross Panama Canal
Hugo busts the opposition: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Rape in Haiti: 15 Minutes on Latin America
China sneezes; will Latin America catch a cold?