Some 45,000 illegals released during the border crisis didn’t show up for their immigration hearings, provoking another Capt. Louis Renault moment.
While the government sends drones and goes into travel records, who does the UN Human rights Council complain about?
Argentina uses drones to root out wealthy tax evaders
Drones deployed by tax inspectors near Buenos Aires found 200 mansions and 100 swimming pools that hadn’t been declared
Argentine Government Defends Centralizing Air Passengers’ Data
Hedge funds condemned over Argentina
The United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution backing Argentina in its debt battle against US hedge funds.
#Argentina's govt may be underreporting inflation, but my estimates imply a 68% annual inflation rate. http://t.co/2DkIH3sZF6
— Prof. Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) September 27, 2014
Indigenous Bolivians Demand Unwritten “Community Democracy”
Campesinos Draw on Native Customs to Elect Officials
Fallen Mogul Eike Batista Faces Securities Charges in Brazil
Chile Investigating Thursday’s Bombing
Chile officials said they were unsure who made a homemade bomb that exploded yesterday in central Santiago that killed a 29-year-old man but were vowing to track down those responsible.
Anibal Guarin Herrera, a.k.a. “Tomate,” Colombian Military Kills Important Rebel Commander
Cuba’s Anti-Israel, Pro-Palestinian Activities
South Africa gives $ 31 million gift to Castro Kingdom
More on Law of the Jungle:
La Ley de la Jungla
¿Cómo pudo un abogado americano graduado en Harvard lograr una sentencia judicial por más de 19 mil millones de dólares en contra de la segunda empresa petrolera más grande de EE UU?
The Global Lawyer: A Review of Paul Barrett’s ‘Law of the Jungle’
El Salvador’s total abortion ban lethal, says Amnesty
Ebola in Jamaica?
Health ministry official dismisses Ebola claim in Jamaica
Laundering Mexico’s drug money
Drug kingpins turn to trade-based money-laundering
On September 10th roughly 1,000 law-enforcement officials raided the Garment District of Los Angeles, seizing at least $65m in cash and arresting nine people. According to court documents, several garment businesses allegedly helped drug traffickers ferry proceeds from sales back into Mexico. The scheme is relatively simple. Black-market peso brokers contact Mexican importers who want to buy goods from a business in Los Angeles. The broker then finds a gang associate in the United States to pay the bill on behalf of the Mexican importer, using dollars from drug sales. The importer pays the broker in pesos; the broker takes a cut and passes along the remainder to the gang in Mexico.
Kidnapped Mexican Congressman Gabriel Gomez killed
The Mexican authorities say one of two burned bodies found in a car in the central state of Zacatecas is that of a federal Congressman abducted on Monday.
Hundreds protest against Nicaragua Canal
It Must Be The Inequality That Makes Panama The Happiest Country In The World
Pope sacks Paraguay bishop accused of protecting abuser priest
Pope Francis’s latest crackdown on clerical sex abuse comes days after Vatican ordered Polish archbishop to be put on trial for allegedly abusing young boys
Peru: Suspects Arrested in Killings of 4 Environmental Activists
Peru has arrested two loggers suspected of murdering four environmental activists to keep them from opposing timber extraction on native lands near the border with Brazil.
Chikungunya Kills 3 in Puerto Rico
Venezuela announces ‘temporary occupation’ of US firm Clorox
Clorox Questions Safety After Venezuelan Takeover
Company Closed Facilities Due to Country’s Economic Crisis
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Venezuela: Nothing to dance about
Just what the world needs: Eau de Hugo!
Maduro goes to the South Bronx
En español: Miley Cyrus en la Unidad de Quemados
Mexico: La Tuta’s newest YouTube
Argentina: What do Pope Francis and George Soros have in common?
Venezuela: Don’t talk about the Chikungunya
Rick Moran’s show, Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of war
This morning’s podcast with Silvio Canto, Jr., US-Latin America stories of the week
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Pretty good news from Latin America: the Pacific Alliance