Is it Puerto Rico, or is it Caracas? Showtime picked a safer location for Homeland than the real-life Tower of David for last week’s episode.
‘Queen Cristina’ facing the end of her reign
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
Politically weakened and physically frail, Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez Kirchner is facing the end of a decade of a family rule as she recovers from brain clot surgery ahead of key elections
Argentine Train Slams into Station
An Argentine commuter train slammed into the end of the line Saturday morning at the same station in Buenos Aires where 52 people were killed in a similar crash last year.
Vicuna herded on motorbikes for biennial shearing in Bolivia
Every two years, about a hundred men and women Aymara villagers conduct a frenetic chase to round up wild vicunas for shearing, an event which lasts four days
On a different note…
The most bad-ass doctor ever
It’ll be talk like a pirate day: New John Malkovich series to be filmed in Puerto Rico, adding millions to local economy
The opposition will not be televised
Jaime & Silvia recap the World Cup prelims (in Spanish):
Primero Estados Unidos nos salva y ahora el América nos quiere llevar al Mundial. Estamos perdiendo la dignidad, caray.
— León Krauze (@Leon_Krauze) October 18, 2013
The week’s posts:
Michel Moynihan interviews Vargas Llosa