Contrary to what the uninformed Left would believe, the Swedish model won’t be working in LatAm any time soon.
Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
News of the whale quickly spread on social media and was broadcast live by local stations, prompting hundreds to line up along the port area to catch a glimpse
Post-Kirchner Argentina Promises More Populist MiseryNo Matter What Party Tops the Election, the Welfare State Wins
Argentine Tango With Creditors Takes a TwirlArgentine officials are hinting at a thaw in a long-running standoff with hedge-fund creditors, boosting investors’ interest in the struggling South American nation ahead of a New York court date Wednesday.
El narcotráfico salvó la campaña
After some delays in early voting, Argentineans cast their ballots to elect presidential candidates
Law Requires Bolivian Officials to Speak an Indian Language
Delivering a message, with a hit, Brazilian anti-corruption radio DJ shot dead live on air
Gleydson Carvalho gunned down in studio as he broadcast; Two Arrested in Killing of Brazil Radio Host
Brazil’s space programme
Ten, nine, ten…
Rocket science is hard. Rocket diplomacy is harder
Brazil’s space programme suffered a blow in July when President Dilma Rousseff scrapped an 11-year-old agreement with Ukraine to launch satellites aboard Ukrainian Cyclone-4 rockets from Brazil’s Alcântara spaceport in the northeastern state of Maranhão. The official explanation implied that the much-delayed project, which had been budgeted at 1 billion reais ($290m), had become too expensive. Brazil may also fear that Ukraine will not fulfil its part of the deal, not least because its space industry is located near Donetsk, which is controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
8%: Brazilian President’s Approval Rating Hits Record Low
The country’s economy is struggling and nation faces a growing corruption scandal
Gunmen shoot Spanish convict dead in front of his home in Brazil
Galician Anxo Antono Valiño had been convicted of murdering a businessman in 2007
Chile ex-spymaster, Manuel Contreras, dies at 86
Santos: Colombia Government Negotiator Met Twice with FARC’s Top Leader
Santos Pisses Away Colombian Tax Dollars on His Own BrandingState Propaganda Makes Mockery of Accountable Presidency
Havana’s hottest spot is a crowded ramp to WiFi bliss
At one the world’s most unusual Web lounges, Cubans have been trying WiFi for the first time.
Locarno: Andy Garcia on Hemingway, Family, Directing and Cuba
“The political situation is Cuba has not turned,” Andy Garcia said politely, but very adamantly. “There is one government, a dictatorship. The Castros are still in power. There’s never been a popular election in Cuba. Nothing will change in Cuba until the Castro regime leaves and the people are free.”
Leaked Documents Blow Rafael Correa’s Spying Ways Wide OpenEcuadorian Watchdog Alleges Long-Term Surveillance, Infiltration of Opposition
String of Driver Murders Invoke Militarized Transport for El SalvadorSánchez Cerén Will Not Negotiate with Narcos
Haitians vote in delayed elections
Haitians vote in legislative elections that have been repeatedly delayed since 2011, in a test of stability for the impoverished nation.
ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME ACCOUNTS FOR OVER 30% OF MURDERS IN MANY STATES
Mexico’s economy was supposed to soar. It’s starting to flop.
President Peña Nieto’s economic reforms have yet to produce growth, and the peso has been battered.
6 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Homemade Submarine
Convicted rapist arrested in Mexican journalist murder case
Still no official motive as to why Rubén Espinosa and four women were brutally killed
US Lifts Restrictions Over Seized Property in Nicaragua
Panama Canal to limit ship draft due to drought
Peru’s Shining Path Rebels still Enslaving Around 200 People
Pain of Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis Is Weighing on the Little Guy, Too
St. Lucia to Launch Citizenship-by-Investment Program
Venezuela shortages: ‘Take away beer and things get risky’
Venezuelans facing prospect of heatwave without their favourite beer, latest in a series of shortages from disposable nappies to light bulbs
Obama’s failed ‘charm offensive’ in Venezuela
The week’s posts and podcast:
Sunday palate cleanser: Carlos Copello & Anabela Brogioli
Saturday essay: The Swedish model again, and why it won’t work in Latin America
Another Capt.Louis Renault moment, Mexico: People’s disbelief at official story of El Chapo’s escape
Today’s must-read: It’s Time for an Encyclical on Christian Persecution
Brazil: File this under “Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas”
Argentina: A story in 5 tweets
Hillary’s sinking, roll out Princess Chelsea
Running out of people’s money: Puerto Rico UPDATED
Venezuela: The shocking state of its health service
Podcasting live at 8PM Eastern on Puerto Rico and other US-Latin America stories by Silvio Canto Jr http://t.co/dzWpkOBmyC
— Fausta (@Fausta) August 5, 2015