After skipping a week because of unpacking, the Carnival’s back, while the unpacking’s not finished.
Brazil and Uruguay held presidential elections yesterday. Voters went for the same old, same old.
Dilma Rousseff’s dizzy spell live on TV after presidential debate
Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, was briefly taken ill on Thursday at the end of a bruising political debate with presidential rival Aecio Neves
Alexander Beltran Herrera, US judge sentences Farc commander
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.
Marcos de Jesus Figueroa, alias “Maquitos Figueroa,” Colombian Drug Lord Captured in Brazil Wanted for 100 Murders
Amado Yáñez shows up at the burn-out unit (in Spanish):
Puerto Rico needs a financial control board
Uruguay Leader’s Party Fights to Retain Rule After Vote
President José ‘Pepe’ Mujica popularity isn’t enough to guarantee victory for the center-left Broad Front coalition that has ruled for a decade, according to polls and political analysts.
Dakazo 2 and Technocrats
The week’s posts and podcast:
Elections: No change in Brazil, Uruguay
At Da Tech Guy’s blog:
What may be the most consequential election of the decade
Posts from the prior week:
In transit, again