Welcome to this week’s Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean. Argentina is now the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.
Argentine Senate backs bill legalising gay marriage
The Argentine Senate Debate continued until the early hours of Thursday
Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to legalise gay marriage after the Senate voted in favour.
Brazil’s foreign-aid programme
Speak softly and carry a blank cheque
In search of soft power, Brazil is turning itself into one of the world’s biggest aid donors. But is it going too far, too fast?
The cracks start to show
Spy for Cuba, Unrepentant, Gets Life
Former State Department Aide, a Scion of Telephone Inventor, Was Recruited With His Wife in ’70s; ‘Fidel Is Wonderful’ After Friday Sentencing, Flashback: Newspapers Painted Spies for Cuba as Endearing Elderly Couple
Welcome to Spain, Suckers…
A Factory Defies Stereotypes, but Can It Thrive?
Media in El Salvador push for transparency law
The Past Week in Mexican Politics Captured in a Single Headline
Yet Another Example Why I Cancelled My Subscription to the Post Years Ago: Mexican drug cartels’ newest weapon: Cold War-era grenades made in U.S. Never Let Go of the Narrative
As we’ve covered extensively in the past, only 8-percent of cartel firearms are purchased in U.S. gun shops, and the number of firearms traced to the U.S. for any reason—including stolen weapons— is still just 18-percent.
Ortega Squeezes, the OAS Is Silent
Nicaragua’s president subverts its constitution. This was the topic of this morning’s podcast.
Suspected Drug Kingpin Arrested in Puerto Rico
Chávez’s Assault on the Press
Guillermo Zuloaga, owner of a television station critical of the Venezuelan government, has fled the country rather than face arbitrary arrest.
World Citizen: The Death of Chavismo
The week’s posts and podcasts:
Hugo Chavez, Tomb Raider
Chavista distraction of the day: Exhume Bolivar!
Chavez’s widening legal terror UPDATED with VIDEO
Chavista unions on a rampage
Castro speaks: 15 Minutes on Latin America
Olguita Guillot, in memoriam