The big news of the week: Venezuela is issuing passports, voter registrations, to Hezbollah and Syrians – actual, authentically government-issued yet fraudulent passports and voter registrations.
Housecleaning: “Mysterious” Fire Hits Argentine Ministry Of Finance, Destroys Years Of Prior Regime’s Files
NSFW: Grupos kirchneristas habrían “meado” la Catedral de Buenos Aires
Robert DeNiro’s Caribbean Mega-Resort Met with Opposition from Locals
Russian Technical Commission to Plan Bolivia Nuke Project
Head of Brazil’s Largest Investment Bank and a Senator Arrested in Petrobras Probe. Brazil’s federal police arrested André Esteves, the CEO of Brazil’s largest investment bank, and Sen. Delcidio do Amaral, of the ruling Workers’ Party, in a widening of the Petrobras probe.
Vale Acknowledges Toxic Waste in River. Brazilian miner Vale acknowledged for the first time the presence of toxic elements in river water following the disastrous failure of a dam at its Samarco joint venture, two days after a critical U.N. report.
Chilean Public Employees to Strike
Police Seize over 600 Kilos of Cocaine in Southwestern Colombia, presumably from the FARC.
Flood of Cuban “migrants” annoys Latin American neighbors
Assad and Castro Are Simply Glorified Terrorists
Canada warned against getting entangled in the Chevron Shakedown
U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador: Who Is Todd Chapman?
Ecuadorians Run against Correa’s Trade Barriers. Guayaquil Chamber of Commerce Promotes Commercial Freedom with 5K Race
Targeting The Young: Gangs of El Salvador (Part 4)
Falkland Islanders celebrate demise of the ‘Botox Queen’ Cristina Kirchner and welcome new president Mauricio Macri. The election of Mauricio Macri to succeed Cristina Kirchner is likely to see Argentina present a friendlier face
Gang Violence Drives Hondurans Away from Home. The Maras Have Displaced Nearly 174,000 Hondurans in a Decade
Number of Migrants Illegally Crossing Rio Grande Rises Sharply
Whistleblower: Many Unaccompanied Migrant Children Placed in Care of Criminals
Jamaican lottery scammer to spend 20 years in US prison
Focusing on Latin America Is Essential in 2016
Houston-area former Marine released after being detained with children in Mexico
What did I tell you? $50bn Nicaragua canal postponed as Chinese tycoon’s fortunes falter. Environments concerns and Chinese stock market woes mean world’s biggest canal project will not begin for at least another year
Again, Panama canal expansion could suffer new delay – spokesman
Official sacked for ‘kicking’ woman. The president of Paraguay fires the head of the country’s indigenous affairs office after he kicks an indigenous woman.
Puerto Rico among Caribbean islands under scrutiny amid pesticide poisoning concerns. Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories
Violence breaks out as election season gets going in Venezuela
- The country’s opposition reports five attacks, two at gunpoint, against its candidates
- Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned leader Leopoldo López, says her life is in danger
FARC Find Big Business in Smuggling Cattle from Venezuela. FARC Profit from Venezuela’s Border Closure, Smuggle Livestock
Reuters: In Venezuela, a tree named “Revolution” wilts from disease