Argentina and Brazil go to the World Cup semifinals, and that has been the top story all over the hemisphere.
World Cup police cooperation leads to arrest of fugitive from Argentina’s ‘dirty war’
Salvador Siciliano, a leading member of the notorious Triple A anti-communist death squad in the 1970s, captured in Brazil thanks to heightened communications between international forces around the tournament
Bolivia sanctions child labour as young as 10
Bolivian congress passes laws that allow 12-year-old children to be employed in full-time work for others, with 10-year-olds permitted to work if self-employed
Dominican Authorities Arrest 137 Haitian Migrants
NYT editorializes with this headline, Government of Ecuador Can Sue Fugitive Bankers in U.S.
Jamaica selling out its paradise
The telecom bill is a tough blow for Mr. [Carlos] Slim. It forces mobile unit Telcel to complete calls from competing networks without charge, and establishes that domestic long-distance charges made by Telmex will be phased out starting next year. The bill also gives powers to the new enhanced regulator to set some phone rates of dominant players.
Puerto Rico: The New Detroit
Puerto Rico is moving to restructure a large slice of its debt. More trouble could be on the way. And, Mercado Libre is the eBay of Latin America. But it has a new competitor: eBay itself.
The week’s posts and podcast:
Guatemala: When The Mountains Tremble to be corrected
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Bean-counting Catholic justices
Are Liberals Patriotic?