Welcome to the first Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean of 2010. I hope you had a joyful holiday season and wish you a prosperous and happy year.
U.S. diplomacy stumbles in Latin America
The Obama presidency was expected to herald closer ties after years of perceived neglect under Bush. But relations have soured amid the Honduran coup and Iran’s increasing ties in the region.
This week’s must-read: 2010 for Latin America (the failure of Lula?)
Investors could only lose in Goldman’s Caymans deals
Bombardment kills at least 18 Colombian rebels. Rebels my foot. They were terrorists.
The New York Times: Carrying Water For Castro, Again
An inexcusable piece hails a Cuban musician’s Castro-approved visit to the States. No mention that Cuban dissidents receive beatings instead of visas.
Dominican Police colonels jailed as Puerto Rican fugitive case widens
Hoping Luis makes it: OMG, I may be going to NASA’s Singularity University in 2010!
Earthquake near Mexicali
Three Kings celebration observes birth of Christ
Racially charged violence claims lives in Suriname
A murder on Christmas Eve sparked vicious riots in the Surinamese town of Albina. Locals took to the streets battering, raping and even killing Brazilian and Chinese immigrants.
At Real Clear World:
Hugo Chávez: Now It’s Time to Annoy the Dutch