What a guy.
Bolivia’s Adepcoca (Asociación Departamental de Productores de la Hoja de Coca i.e., Coca Leaf Growers’ Departamental Association) have prepared 20,000 bags of coca leaves to gift the people lining up from the airport to La Paz, giving new meaning to the term goodie bag.
You really can’t make up this stuff.
“Dilma in the back seat of a driverless car. Lovely metaphor for today’s Brazil.”
Dilma no banco traseiro de um carro sem motorista. Bela metáfora do Brasil atual. pic.twitter.com/PR7FRUOXRS
— Ricardo Amorim (@Ricamconsult) July 3, 2015
British musician faces five years in Chilean jail after admitting dealing drugs
Alexander Harrild, who was educated at exclusive Dulwich College, is being held in one of Santiago’s most notorious prisons with rapists and murderers
The president, whose hobbies include poker, now faces a choice. Call the FARC’s bluff by laying on the table a take-it-or-leave-it offer on justice—or risk the talks collapsing anyway in the cycle of retaliation. Burdened by disappointments in other areas, Mr Santos has staked his presidency on a peace agreement. But objectively it is the FARC’s negotiators who need it more. Return to war in Colombia, and sooner or later they will be killed.
“FARC & ELN commit crime together or coordinating, regardless of how the Govt may want to treat them:”
FARC y ELN delinquen juntos o coordinados, independiente del tratamiento que el Gbno quiera darles
— Álvaro Uribe Vélez (@AlvaroUribeVel) July 4, 2015
It's unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally that the United States will have an embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 1, 2015
Go.Away.Trump. Trump Fallout Continues: Panama Pulls Out of Miss Universe Pageant
It is not in Gov. García Padilla’s interest to improve the economy – you can bank on that. Treasurer Admits Puerto Rico Can Pay Debts, Doesn’t Want To
“Shameful” Myth Diverts Attention from Need for Frugality
The Beeb starts to catch on, Puerto Rico: The Greece of the Caribbean?
How a pie factory in South America is taking on the world
Fray Bentos – the town in Uruguay famous for its pies – could be named a World Heritage Site alongside the Forth Bridge, Sicilian churches and Genghis Khan’s birthplace at the end of this year’s Unesco meeting
Venezuela faces national beer drought
Striking workers linked to the Maduro government have forced the closure of breweries at Polar, the country’s largest producer and a beloved household name
The week’s posts and podcast
Happy Independence Day
Repeat, it is not in Gov. García Padilla’s interest to improve the economy – you can bank on that. Puerto Rico: A few thoughts on the economic crisis