Welcome to the first Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean of the new year 2011.
2010: Latin America by the Numbers
Gasolinazo part 3
Our Southern Mirror
Yet another earthquake,
How Property Rights Might End Colombia’s Guerrilla War
Failed State Watch: How Much Longer for Mexico? (Part One)
We know about barbarous cartels. But more terrifying is their cancerous spread through Mexican government, and societal decay caused by a state with no justice. There is no avoiding the problem: we need to know all of Mexico, now.
Detienen en Nicaragua a pandillero hondureño
Palestinian FM: Chile, Paraguay to recognize Palestinian state in coming weeks
Uruguay also expected to recognize independent Palestinian state based on 1967 borders in March; Ecuador also due to open PA embassy.
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Hillary and Hugo BFFs
Silvio Canto’s podcast, Let’s talk about Cuba 2011
Hillary to Hugo: “Use me! Abuse me!”
PBS’s Ray Suarez can’t believe the truth about Cuba’s healthcare, also at Hot Air.
Finally! The US shows some gonadal fortitude to Chavez VIDEO
Bomb explodes at Greek Embassy in Argentina
El Cuchillo druglord killed in Colombia
NewsHour’s Cuban healthcare fairytale