Judge Maria Giraudi ordered that the singer’s belongings be held after photographer Diego Pesoa filed suit for damages, alleging that Bieber’s bodyguards hit him and damaged his equipment as the singer was leaving a nightclub.
Pesoa’s lawyer, Matias Morla, said Bieber “gave the order to beat him and then got back in his van.”
Paco Almaraz takes care of the little burned-out twerp (in Spanish):
Dirceu is now in the clink: Brazil Mensalao jailings begin
Brazil starts jailing high-profile politicians convicted last year in the country’s biggest corruption trial, the “Mensalao” (big monthly allowance).
The calm in Chile
Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic, despite recent protests from antigay groups in the Caribbean nation.
Shampoo, rinse, repeat: Time Warp Monday
Mexican Farmers Confront Drug Cartels
Farmers in the rich agricultural heartland of Mexico’s Michoacán state, fed up with a reign of terror and extortion by a drug cartel, have organized community police forces and driven out the cartel.
Update on the Chong Chon Gang: Panama extends North Koreans visas to get ship, crew
How Wall Street Has Profited From Puerto Rico’s Misery
Who is Tareck el Aissami?
The criminalization of dissidence and opposition: CHÁVEZ’S SUCCESSOR SEES A TRILOGY OF EVIL
The week’s posts and podcast
Venezuela: The start of the really bad news
At Da Tech Guy: Attention Christmas shoppers! Che on aisle nine!
US-Latin America stories of the week