Prosecutor Pollicita charges President CFK in AMIA cover-up case
Alberto Nisman’s Death Just The Latest Example Of Large-Scale Corruption, Argentines Say
From Stratfor: U.S., Bolivia: The Pieces Are in Place for Improved Relations
Whose oil in Brazil?
One of the many casualties of the Petrobras scandal is a misguided industrial policy
Son of Chilean president resigns
The son of Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet resigns as head of a government charity after being accused of influence peddling.
Colombian Oil Firm Recruits FBI to Weed Out Bribery
Four Years Pass before Friends-with-Benefits Contracts Surface
Uribe meets with US Congressmen to seek support for Colombia opposition
Colombia proposes world’s largest eco-corridor with Brazil, Venezuela
Former Obama Official on Cuba Talks: “We didn’t want anything in return”
Dissident savagely attacked by Castro thugs
Aggressive new HIV strain detected in Cuba
Researchers said an aggressive HIV strain in Cuba progresses into AIDS so fast that treatment with antiretroviral drugs may come too late.
Turkey’s Erdogan wants to build a mosque in Cuba. It’s based on a historical fallacy.
The President Of Ecuador Just Went Off On John Oliver In Hilarious Rant
OBAMA’S AMNESTY: IT’S EVEN WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT
In historic move, Jamaica extradites fraud suspect
What’s Putin’s Game in the Western Hemisphere?
The Russians are coming—again.
Heisenberg: Bill Clinton apologizes to Mexico for the war on drugs which he blames for fueling violence in the country
Bill Clinton spoke at a summit on Youth and Productivity in Mexico
He said: ‘I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it’s not really your fault’
He then blamed U.S. efforts which had forced trafficking over land
Clinton’s administration followed past president’s efforts on drugs war
HSBC has form: remember Mexico and laundered drug money
For the bank to get off with hollow statements of apology is to treat us all with contempt
Skeptical Panama takes heed of planned Nicaraguan canal
Ohio? Panama Canal expansion shipping jobs to Ohio
Appalachian Ohio could benefit most, in part because the Ohio River could receive goods from the canal after they’ve made their way to the United States via the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River or the East Coast and the Port of Virginia.
Argentina oil company leaves Peru town after protests
Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill to get House hearing: source
Uruguay: Árabes, persas y espías, último capítulo de la gestión Almagro
You think? Uruguay Undecided on Accepting More Syrian Refugees
‘Coup plot foiled’ in Venezuela
An ex-air force general is arrested and more than 10 others implicated in a plot to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, officials say.
Clashes in Venezuela as economic shortages continue to bite
A year after violent clashes between opposition protestors and government forces left 43 dead, protestors returned to the streets of Venezuela
Reporters without Borders: Venezuela flunks in Press Freedom Index
The 2015 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by NGO Reporters without Borders, highlights increasing difficulties in Latin America for journalists to do their job in 2014. Venezuela fell 21 places from 2013
Escándalo en el HSBC revela cuenta en Suiza de Hugo Chávez con 12 mil millones de dólares
The week’s posts and podcast:
Smart diplomacy: “We didn’t want anything in return” from Cuba
Argentina: Gitmo alumnus “ready to fight”
Latin America: Worldwide Threat Assessment
Ecuador: John Oliver goofs on Correa
Argentina: Why we’ll probably never learn the truth about the #Nisman murder
Venezuela: Persecuting the retailers
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
Argentina: A case of “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown?” UPDATE