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.
Life terms for Argentina jail crimes
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.
Why is Dilma Hiding Business Deals With Cuba?
Brazil poll shows Neves leading election, at odds with major surveys
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
In Brazil’s Election, a Stark Vote on the Nation’s Economy
Bomb That Killed Man in Chile Meant to Blow Up Prison Guard Building
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
Solís a Trojan Horse for Socialism in Costa Rica
Relationships Bloom with Trade Unions, University Students, Chavistas
Religious persecution disguised by Castro regime as a crackdown on “criminal” activities
Cuban Ladies In White, other activists arrested as they support political prisoner Sonia Garro
Must-Read: Are Cuba and Brazil Partners in Human Trafficking?
Cuban Docs Should be Banned from Ebola Fight, Restrict US-Cuba Flights
Quote of the day: “I have loved justice and hated iniquity; therefore I die in exile.”
HRW Criticizes Correa for Applauding Police Abuse During Protests
Just Say No to Presidential Reelection in Honduras
Too Many “Necessary” Men in Latin America
Mexico’s Burgeoning Wine Scene
Mexico may be best known for its beer and tequila, but that’s slowly changing as its wines are finding their way onto restaurant wine lists and specialist shops.
Amado Yáñez shows up at the burn-out unit (in Spanish):
If Panama’s Anti-Corruption Hunt Continues, Miami Should Watch Out
Report Oil Found in Paraguay; Gov’t Cautious
Health Care Workers in Peru Go on Strike
Puerto Rico needs a financial control board
POLL NUMBERS!!! Uruguay election this weekend
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
How Bad Are Things In Venezuela? It’s Rationing Food – And Importing Oil
Venezuela seizes warehouses packed with medical goods, food
The 61% Devaluation That Venezuela Told No One About
The week’s posts and podcast:
Elections: No change in Brazil, Uruguay
Friday afternoon tap dancing priests
Argentina: Creeping to the edge
Venezuela: Mileposts on the highway to hell
Cuba: NYT goes Duranty on ebola
Venezuela: Happy Halloween! Hugo Chavez M&Ms
Immigration: Obama to allow in 100,000 Haitians with no visas
At Da Tech Guy’s blog:
What may be the most consequential election of the decade
The curious incident of the Carnival Magic in Belize UPDATED
In Silvio Canto’s podcast:
The elections in Brazil with Monica Showalter of Investor’s Business Daily.
Posts from the prior week:
In transit, again
Venezuela and the falling oil price UPDATED
Venezuela wins U.N. Council seat
Eichmann’s true nature: 2 reviews of “Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer”
Mexico: #Ayotzinapa backlash in Mexico Bronco
Could Mexico become the next Russia?