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  • Voter fraud allegations directed at Nicaragua's Sandinistas

    Voter fraud allegations directed at Nicaragua's Sandinistas
    One of the main gains of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua nearly 30 years ago was a system of free and fair elections that allowed voters to give President Daniel Ortega the boot in 1990 and then return him to power in 2006. Unfortunately, this...
  • Nasty turn in El Salvador

    Though tame perhaps by today's standards, El Salvador's civil war in the 1980s was a brutal front in the Cold War that claimed 75,000 lives. The country was a frightening place where right-wing hit men assassinated the archbishop of San Salvador as he...
  • Meeting the neighbors

    Meeting the neighbors
    When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
  • Russia's interest in South America should alert the U.S.

    Russia's interest in South America should alert the U.S.
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's four-nation jaunt through Latin America, which started at an international summit in Peru on Saturday and finishes in Cuba on Thursday, might be thought of as his badwill tour -- not aimed at Latin America, but a...
  • Put pressure on Honduras

    Put pressure on Honduras
    De facto, interim or congressionally installed -- no matter the qualifier -- Roberto Micheletti is not the president of Honduras. Manuel Zelaya is, and like him or not, the man who was ousted in a military-civilian coup on June 28 should be returned to...
  • Oliver Stone ignores brutal facts about Venezuelan dictator

    Oliver Stone has made a documentary about Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. I'm sure it will be a fair and balanced piece of work. Stone has a long and distinguished record of factual filmmaking. There was Platoon, which incorporated just about every...
  • Latin America Digest: Belarus backs Venezuela, Brazil investigates priests and Cuba hears appeal on prisoners

     
    Today's One-Line News Briefs: Caracas, Venezuela — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko offered to help Venezuela strengthen its military, saying Tuesday that President Hugo Chavez’s government should not have to worry about foreign threats....
  • The politics of Calle 13, to the beat of reggaeton

     
    Extensively tattooed and often parading around stages and streets without a shirt, reggaeton rapper Rene "Residente" Perez is an unlikely political commentator in Latin America. Yet these days the front-man of the Puerto Rican alternative-reggaeton...
  • Lightweight boxing champ Edwin Valero arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife

     
    Undefeated former world lightweight boxing champion Edwin Valero has been arrested in Venezuela on suspicion of the murder of his wife, weeks after allegedly hitting the woman and agreeing to attend anger-management rehabilitation. Valero's arrest comes...
  • Boxer Edwin Valero found dead in jail cell [Updated]

     
    Boxer Edwin Valero was found dead in his jail cell Monday in Caracas, Venezuela. Police say he hanged himself using his own clothes after being arrested in connection with his wife's slaying. The 28-year-old former lightweight champion was detained...
  • Hugo Chavez joins Twitter: Socialist leader's social media volte-face

     
    it seems that someone's had a lil' change of heart where it comes to social media. Known for his radio and television speeches which can go on and on and on and on, Venezuelan el Presidente Hugo Chavez will be forced to learn a little brevity when he...
  • 'Chavez fatigue' challenges regime in Venezuela

     
    Here, an anti-Chavez blog reports that the bolivar, Venezuela's currency, recently spiked past 8 to the U.S. dollar, and that inflation rose by 5.8% over just one month. "What else do you need to be told to be convinced that the Chavez economy policies...