What’s up with Chávez?

The normally loquacious Chávez has been almost silent since emergency surgery in Cuba on June 10th.

The Ebb and Flow of Coca Cultivation

Coca cultivation is down in Colombia! But guess what is true about Peru?

CSI: Santiago

Obama In South America: Nitpicking, Bad Optics, Or A Really Bad Idea?

Obama is visiting Brazil and Chile while American fighting men join the coalition against Libya.

Hillary, Hugo, and that Diplomacy Thing

Diplomacy means having to be nice.

A New MADD Ad?

US Troops to Mexican Drug War? (So Contemplates Rick Perry)

Would troops to Mexico help in the drug war?

Russia and Venezuela Sign Energy Deal

Venezuela have reached a series of agreement on energy. Should the US be concerned?

Final Chilean Miner Rescued

After two months deep underground, thirty-three Chilean miners are finally back home.

Promised U.S. Aid Still Hasn’t Reached Haiti

Nine months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, more than a billion dollars in reconstruction aid still hasn’t reached the country.

Cuba: Threat to Global Security?

Mary Anastasia O’Grady takes Jeffery Golodberg to task over his interview with Fidel Castro. Much hilarity (or, at least, poor analysis) ensues.

Fidel Castro Admits Communism Doesn’t Work

Fidel Castro is back in the public eye, but he’s singing a slightly different tune now.

The Chilean 33

Elation at discovering 33 miners still alive after over two weeks of looking for them is giving way to the reality that it will take roughly 4 months to get them out.

US-Colombian Basing Deal Unconstitutional

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has struck down a US basing rights deal.

Understanding Hugo Chávez Requires More than a Few Grains of Salt

Remember when dealing with the utterances of Hugo Chávez that you should take them with a grain of salt (or twelve).

Colombia has a New President

Colombia has sworn in a new president. And so begins the Santos era as the Uribe era heads for the history books.

How to Spot Bogus “The Jihadists are Hooking up with Latin American Drug Cartel” Stories

Since 9/11 there has been a steady trickle of stories about jihadists hooking up with Latin American drug cartels and the like. Here is a guide of story points that can help you identify when such a story is almost certainly bogus.

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