Diminishing differences between Kirchner and military dictator that invaded Falklands in 1982
Cristina Kirchner may be more Machiavelli than Clausewitz, but, like Galtieri, she’s using the Falklands to distract from the increasing domestic problems that are festering under her tenure
Politics and crime in Colombia
FARC Smuggle Explosives into Cities via Ecuador Border: Police
WATCHDOGS: Solons worry Medicare billions going to Castro, Cuba
Medicare fraud worth billions may be steered to Cuba
“Subversive monstrosity”: 500 Cubans attend internet festival in Havana
Hiding Cuba’s crimes behind gay rights lies
Cuban activist Bismark Mustelier sentenced to 2 years in prison
WikiLeaks Finds Its True Home In Banana Republic Ecuador
Julian Assange Might Want to Think Twice About Seeking Asylum in Ecuador
The Ecuadorian government has treated media organizations harshly, though its president seemed to show sympathy for Wikileaks during a recent, collegial TV interview with Assange.
WikiLeaks’s Assange, Ecuador’s Correa, and the Politics of Anti-Americanism
Otto Reich: US Should Not Sign New Trade Agreements with Ecuador
Self-determination in the South Atlantic
Violence in Honduras
The eye of the storm
Timid steps to tame the world’s most violent country
Organised crime in Jamaica
Dudus gets his due
OBAMA BOWS TO MEXICAN PRESIDENT
Mexico election diary
#YoSoy132 at a crossroads
Mexico ready to vote, watchful for fraud
Will the PRI Retake Mexico?
Mexican progress may depend on who comes in second in July’s presidential election.
Paternity suits, cancer, and now, impeachment, for the bishop-turned-president: Paraguay Senate says impeachment trial of president will start on Friday (slideshow).
Paraguay’s president vows to fight impeachment
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo vowed on Thursday to stand and fight rather than resign after his opponents launched an impeachment drive over a land eviction in which 17 people died last week.
Puerto Rico governor presses for bigger federal presence in Caribbean
Crews put boom around freighter grounded off Puerto Rico island, no signs of pollution
Puerto Rican Militant Accepts Plea Deal in Big 1983 U.S. Heist
Uruguay marijuana sales to be controlled by state
Uruguay is planning a radical approach to the legalisation of marijuana by proposing the sale of the drug be controlled by the state. Well, that’s one way to make sure the politicians get rich. (h/t GoV)
Venezuela’s presidential election
Hugo’s last hurrah
In an election campaign like no other, Hugo Chávez must vanquish his own illness as well as an invigorated opposition
The week’s posts:
Whittle on Fast & Furious
Obama: Latinos in, utensils out!
Why executive privilege over Fast & Furious?
Assange wants asylum in Ecuador
Smart diplomacy: As global leaders gather in Mexico, Obama chews gum
At Hot Air: Paraguay: Lugo will be spending time with his families.
Just curious. Is there a reason that China’s contribution to the IMF is expressed in pounds?
Good question, jlh.