Category Archives: Latin America
Via the BBC: Peru ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s health ‘worsening’ Alejandro Aguinaga said the former president had a condition that was eating away his stomach. Mr Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, but his family says he … Continue reading
Via the BBC: Ecuador Pegasus satellite fears over space debris crash The nano-satellite, called Pegasus, was launched from the Jiuquan spaceport in China less than a month ago. It is Ecuador’s first and only satellite in orbit. Experts said Pegasus … Continue reading
Via the BBC: Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage Venezuela’s National Assembly has backed plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage. Lawmakers voted to approve a $79m credit for … Continue reading
Via the BBC: Argentina ex-military leader Jorge Rafael Videla dies Former Argentine military leader Jorge Rafael Videla has died aged 87 while serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. He is reported to have died from natural causes in … Continue reading
Providing a little context for Pope Fracnis’ background+Erick Erickson needs to learn a little history. Continue reading
Via Just the Facts: Operation Martillo: What is it? Since January 2012, the United States, in partnership with various European and Latin American nations, has been conducting Operation Martillo (Martillo = Hammer), a multi-national, interagency and joint military operation to … Continue reading
Here’s a cool and informative set of graphics from the Miami Herald about the expansion of the Canal: click.