Yes. It’s summer in the northern hemisphere. Deal with it.
Audio slideshow: The Welsh in Patagonia, 150 years on
‘Judicial officials sought to delay AMIA cover-up trial’Luciano Hazan is the Justice Ministry’s under-secretary for Criminal Policy and will be representing the Executive in the AMIA cover-up trial. In conversation with the Herald, Hazan pointed fingers at the judges for their reluctance to investigate their colleague’s alleged implication in crimes.
Los presos ahora ganan 46% más que un jubilado
Bolivia Ready to Renew Ties with Chile to Resolve Maritime Claim, at least until the next time.
Good luck with that: Rio’s favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
Chile’s Pinochet covered up report on death of U.S. student, documents say
Colombia’s Ecopetrol to Export 1st-Ever Cargo of Crude to Japan in August
El Monótono Dialogo De Paz En Colombia, ¿Qué Intenciones Tiene?
Colombia’s biggest ever exhumation begins at Medellin rubbish dumpOfficials believe the remains of 300 people could be unearted from La Escombrera (The Dump) as the city begins the long-awaited exhumation
Senators probe political motivations for trafficking report
Corker, Cardin question whether the State Department was motivated by politics to upgrade Cuba and Malaysia in annual report on human trafficking.
Cuba Emerges as Paradise for Gay Tourism
The U.S. now has an embassy in Cuba. But relations are hardly normal.With U.S. Embassy open in Havana, American diplomats face a changing mission.
Secretive White House meeting reveals Obama’s plan to visit Cuba in 2016
Cabarete: Dominican Resort Is a Refuge Twice AbandonedHaitians, who had brought new life to an abandoned seaside hotel, face ejection under new laws and conflict with their island neighbors.
Scraping the barrel
Will Ecuador turn into Latin America’s Greece?
Ecuador’s “Liberation Front” Attacks Newspapers with Homemade BombsSelf-Proclaimed Revolutionaries Debut with Guerrilla Marketing in Guayaquil
Salvadoran Government Deploys Armored Cars to Support Police against Gangs
We need to talk about GuatemalaGuatemala has been described as the worst place in the world to be a child.
Was the PetroCaribe buyback a good deal for Jamaica?
Latinoamérica, ¿Para Qué Utilizan Los Gobiernos Socialistas La Ley?
‘Progress’ but no deal at TPP talks
Negotiators from 12 Pacific nations have finished a week of talks without agreement on a regional trade deal.
Annals of ExcavationUnderworldHow the Sinaloa drug cartel digs its tunnels.
‘FEMINICIDE,’ MEXICO ISSUES ALERT FOR SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN
A Transformation in Mexican Migration to the United States, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire – 27 July 2015 (H/T Mexidata)
Supreme Court ruling allows work to resume on Panama’s 29-MW Barro Blanco hydropower project
Watch: Panama Canal July Update (h/t JC),
Puerto Rico to miss debt payment, signalling default
Here’s why a historic meat packing plant in Uruguay was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ciudad Guayana: Venezuela supermarket looting leaves one dead, dozens detained
Caracazo en Gotas: San Felix Edition
Mega-Gangs the New Plague in VenezuelaOrganized Crime Takes Root in Neglected Slums
Meanwhile, back in Caracastan: Maduro steals foreign-owned property
Venezuela Runs Out of Birth Control
Maduro takes over brewers complex as Venezuela runs out of beer because of lack of barley
The week’s posts and podcast:
Chile: Eat your rock before it gets cold
Argentina: Cristina tweets Iran
Answers: Where can women go, instead of Planned Parenthood?
Peru: Shining Path’s shameful prisoner camps
En español: @OLPL visita Bayly
New Jersey: It’s the taxes, stupid.
Argentina: Tokyo Rose does the Falklands?
Venezuela: Leopoldo Lopez still in jail, FP fails
As expected: WH finishing up latest plan for closing Guantánamo
A word about Che merchandise plus US-Latin America this week