Argentina Is Joined In The Supreme Court By The Coalition Of Weasels
Why Argentina Is Struggling to Find Lifelines
Argentina Moves to Trim Subsidies
Argentina will cut expensive natural-gas and water subsidies this year as it struggles with growing deficits that have been financed through inflation-fueling money printing.
US Congress honours T&T and Barbados born judges
Bolivia clashes over anti-drugs base
Dozens of people in Bolivia clash with police in a protest against the construction of a military anti-drugs base in a coca-growing area
Chile’s Codelco 2013 profit halves
Colombia current account deficit ends 2013 at 3.4 percent, “as lower prices for some key exports contributed to the near halving of the Andean nation’s trade surplus.”
Costa Rica’s two top political parties agree to runoff presidential debate, with or without candidates
In lieu of a candidate to support, PLN lawmaker Luis Villanueva said the campaign was about “ideas, programs and the emphasis” of each party.
Azuuuucar !!! Chong Chon Gang returns for another load
Ukraine Angle to Cuba’s “Purchase” of Russian Antonov Planes
Tread carefully in Cuba’s ‘open’ economy: Experts
Ecuador President Rafael Correa to Speak at Harvard
Has been criticized for anti-American rhetoric, crackdown on press freedoms
Correa has long pursued a multi-billion dollar judgment against oil company Chevron for alleged pollution that occurred in Ecuador’s Lago Agrio region. A U.S. federal judge ruled earlier this month that the judgment could not be enforced in America because the plaintiffs’ attorneys bribed a judge in Ecuador, ghostwrote purportedly neutral scientific studies, and conspired to break the law.
Correa in December dissolved a nongovernment organization protesting state oil drilling in the Amazon. He previously called the Free Beacon“corrupt” for reporting on the Chevron case.
Correa has also emulated Chavez by frequently decrying the alleged “imperial” influence of the United States in Latin America. He has expelled an American ambassador, shut down a joint U.S. anti-drug base, and grantedasylum to WikiLeaks founder and privacy advocate Julian Assange despiteallegations that Correa’s government has spied on reporters.
El Salvador opposition admits defeat
El Salvador’s Arena party finally accepts the defeat of its candidate to former rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren in a tight vote earlier this month.
The Petrocaribe Trap
Life after the commodity boom
Instead of the crises of the past, mediocre growth is the big risk—unless productivity rises
As Obama Dismisses Russia As “Regional,” It Expands Its Reach
Latin Leftists with Blood on Their Hands
Stranded: In One Week Authorities Found 370 Abandoned Immigrant Children Wandering Around In Mexico
Mexico Intercepts 63 Guatemalans Headed for U.S.
Here Comes $75 Oil
Lower energy costs will have a salutary effect on the U.S. economy. Not so Russia, where oil provides 50% of government income.
Crimea: The Panama precedent
Cocaine Distribution Hub Dismantled in Paraguay
Peru Received $2.7 Billion in Remittances During 2013
Census Reveals Population Drop Across Puerto Rico by 3%
Uruguay To Track Pot By Genetic Markers
The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?
US Senator Menendez Calls for International Condemnation of Venezuela
Lawsuit filed in Miami accuses Venezuela top official, Diosdado Cabello, of bribery
A lawsuit filed in Miami accuses the president of Venezuela’s National Assembly of receiving at least $50 million in bribes from a company doing business in that country.
Venezuelan government takes on crossword writers in protest crackdown
After expelling an opposition parliamentarian and arresting three air-force generals, the Venezuelan government has now taken aim at a new enemy: crosswords
The week’s posts and podcast:
Venezuela: How Hugo Chávez turned the country over to Cuba
Brazil: We shall soon be hearing about the “excellent healthcare”
Venezuela: more censorship, in “one of the most democratic nations on Earth”
#ThanksLarry: In praise of Larry Kudlow
The Isaías, on @Instapundit’s post
#SOSVenezuela: Marco Rubio’s speech
Mexico: Navigators helping people sign up for Obamacare regardless of citizenship
Mexico’s Radio Tecnico: How The Zetas Cartel Took Over Mexico With Walkie-Talkies
Venezuela: Slingshots vs tanks
En español: Terapia intensiva #201
Venezuela: Leopoldo López, Hun School alumnus
Uruguay: Gitmo releases will be free to leave
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
No, Joe, illegals are not citizens
Book review – Eyes On Target: Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs