Orwell was off by a decade, as this 1974 sign in Buenos Aires showed.
Things that can’t be said
A Weekend Without Soccer: Argentina’s Stadiums Silenced After Player Killed
Evo Morales wants his revolution to perpetuate itself “like China’s”: Evo Morales quiere que su revolución se perpetúe “como en China”
“Gobernar para toda la vida, pero sirviendo al pueblo boliviano y no estamos lejos de eso” [“To govern for a lifetime, but serving the Bolivian people, and we’re not far from that”]
Brazil’s supreme courtCourtly intrigueThe battle between president and Congress moves to the judiciary
Mr Fachin’s travails have little to do with jurisprudence and everything to do with a power struggle between an unruly Congress and an enfeebled president. The two sides have been tussling ever since the start of Ms Rousseff’s second term in January. The new battleground is the supreme court, the final interpreter of the constitution. On May 5th Congress amended the constitution to raise the age at which judges on higher federal courts must retire from 70 to 75. This could deprive Ms Rousseff of five supreme court nominations she had expected to be able to make before her term ends in 2018.
Rio de Janeiro Buses Set Afire in Protest against 2 Deaths in Shantytown
Two die during Chile student protest in Valparaiso
Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile.
The victims were named as Exequiel Borbaran, 18, and Diego Guzman, 24. Both men were killed in the port city of Valparaiso, said Interior Minister Jorge Burgos.
Local media report that they had been spraying graffiti on a wall and were shot by the son of the owner of the property.
A poetic trip to ChileUnder Neruda’s influence
Colombia Defense Minister Says Cocaine Production Increasing
Cuba’s Twisted Definition Of Terrorism
Cuba’s 12 Most Absurd Prohibitions That Tourists May Never NoticeIt’s getting easier to go to Cuba, but not necessarily to live there. Sometimes it’s the little things that make you crazy. But, then, there are big things, too.
4-Can’t live in Havana (without a permit).
Raul Castro Is On a Road Alright, To the Netherworld
Ecuador Responds to Bloomberg Article: Fernando Alvarado Espinel
Opposition’s Electoral Victory in Guyana Was a Long Time Coming
Five points on Guyana’s elections
How the Clintons worked Haiti
Jamaica Tests Drones to Detect Illegal Fishing
Latin American Allies Resist U.S. Strategy in Drug Fight
Mexican satellite burns up in launchA Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctions and burns up over Siberia soon after launch on Saturday, Russia’s space agency says. $390 million gone, but Mexican Government Says No Economic Losses Caused by Lost Satellite
Russian rocket comes down in Siberia – it was carrying Mexican satellite http://t.co/zUBjjW7cKO
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 16, 2015
Mexico travel advisory: Avoid Puerto Vallarta
PANAMA The Panama Canal Gets Grander
Paraguay rejects UN criticism over case of 10-year-old pregnant girl
Hydroelectric Mega-Project Threatens Machu PicchuLocals Cry for Help with River Set to Dry Up in Vilcanota Valley
Puerto Rico’s Massive Anti-Austerity Protests Ignored By U.S. Mainland Media
Bring Your Own Salt – BYOS – Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools
Chavismo Meets Its Match in MemesHumor the Last Refuge for Defiant Venezuelans
Mass Deportation of Colombians Underway in VenezuelaMaduro Scapegoating Legal Migrants for Food Shortages Whistleblower: Infrastructure Planning Bites the Dust in CaracasPublic Ministry Sources Sound Alarm on Potential Environmental Disaster
Felipe Gonzalez Will Travel to Venezuela Despite Maduro Snub
US Senators meet with wives of Venezuelan dissenters, voice supportSenator Marco Rubio called for tougher implementation of the executive order imposing sanctions on Venezuelan officials
The week’s posts and podcast:
Argentina: “Silence is health”
So many Evitas, so little time . . .
Argentina: Side-by-side #Nisman
Why the University of Alabama won over the Ivy League
Ecuador: Correa thinks Brad bought the wrong book
Art: Abstract interpretation of a minion sells for $46.5million
Venezuela: The dark side of price controls
Brazil: World Cup stadium now a parking lot
If the Pope were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?
Hezbollah in Latin America: $100million a year, and more
En español: Unidad de quemados OHL
Honduras: “It’s over for the little guy”
Cuba: The annotated Raul-Pope Francis meeting
Last night’s podcast with @SCantojr http://t.co/D81u9IGbDh
— Fausta (@Fausta) May 14, 2015