Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Two big stories this week: Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Chilean miners may be very close to being rescued.
The Argentine Economy is Booming!
Evo Morales caught kneeing player in groin during football match (video below the fold at the end of this post)
Video of on the rescue:
FBI makes record crackdown in police
HBO Documentary: El espiritu de la salsa, via Pat:
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Are the Nobels becoming relevant?
Drill breaks through to Chile’s 33 trapped miners VIDEO
Alvaro Vargas Llosa speaks about Mario’s Nobel Prize, and VIDEO
Chile: More hope for the miners VIDEO
Is Cuba about to “dip a toe in capitalist waters”?
Mario Vargas Llosa wins the #Nobel in Literature UPDATED
Puerto Rico: Big FBI raid on police
Let’s hear it for the clown: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Oprah, Agroisleña, Rahm, Pundita, and trouble
Brazil edition: Where are the clowns? Congress! VIDEO, UPDATED
Castro and the Jews
Evo Morales video below the fold: