<a href="http://www.clarin.com/politica/Hotesur-Cristina-Bonadio-empresa-CO-MA-irregularidades_0_1414058632.html">La Justicia detectó irregularidades en otra empresa de la Presidenta</a>

La Justicia detectó irregularidades en otra empresa de la Presidenta

Una de las empresas que la presidenta de la República declara como propia, llamada CO.MA SA, tiene un domicilio “fantasma”, según comprobó la Justicia. La sede de esa sociedad está registrada en los organismos públicos en la calle Padre Agostini 351, en El Calafate, provincia de Santa Cruz. Pero en ese lugar hay otra cosa: una sucursal de la AFIP, el organismo gubernamental que se encarga de recaudar los impuestos. …


<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/rigged-polls-gang-crime-plaguing-guatemala-s-presidential-race">Rigged Polls, Gang Crime Plague Guatemala Presidential Race</a>

Rigged Polls, Gang Crime Plague Guatemala Presidential Race

Is Guatemala’s presidential race a blowout or headed toward a runoff? Just over three weeks before the Sept. 6 election, nobody knows. …


<a href="http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2015/08/16/multitudinarias-manifestaciones-contra-el-gobierno-de-la-presidenta-dilma-rousseff/">Multitudinarias manifestaciones contra el gobierno de la presidenta Dilma Rousseff</a>

Multitudinarias manifestaciones contra el gobierno de la presidenta Dilma Rousseff

Miles de personas tomaron las calles de forma masiva en las principales ciudades de Brasil, para manifestar su descontento contra el gobierno de la presidenta Dilma Rousseff. …


<a href="http://eleconomista.com.mx/economia-global/2015/08/16/produccion-petrolera-colombia-cae-julio">Producción petrolera de Colombia cae en julio</a>

Producción petrolera de Colombia cae en julio

Bogotá.- La producción de petróleo de Colombia se ubicó por debajo del millón de barriles por día (bpd) en julio, la primera vez en los últimos 10 meses que no alcanza la meta fijada por el Gobierno, informó el sábado el Ministerio de Minas y Energía. …


<a href="http://wapo.st/1DXWhul">Thousands turn out across Brazil to demand president’s ouster</a>

Thousands turn out across Brazil to demand president’s ouster

SAO PAULO, Brazil — Wearing national colors of green, yellow and blue, and brandishing flags and blowing horns and whistles, hundreds of thousands of protesters flooded cities across Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and an end to corruption. There were demonstrations in cities in all of Brazil’s states and its capital, Brasilia. …


<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/the-sinaloa-cartel-and-colombian-cocaine-2015-8">‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s role in the global cocaine trade is becoming clearer</a>

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s role in the global cocaine trade is becoming clearer

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel in Mexico is the largest drug-trafficking organization in the world, and its deep ties to Colombia are becoming more apparent. …


<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-venezuela-economists-improvise-to-track-economy-1439759978">In Venezuela, Economists Improvise to Track Economy</a>

In Venezuela, Economists Improvise to Track Economy

CARACAS—On monthly trips to his native Venezuela, Miguel Octavio heads to the same restaurant for the cornmeal cakes he enjoyed as a boy known as arepas, which are a staple here. The price, however, is never the same. …


<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/cuba-non-libre-1439593695">Cuba No Libre</a>

Cuba No Libre

‘Cuba’s future is for Cubans to shape,” declared Secretary of State John Kerry in Havana on Friday as he reopened the U.S. Embassy after 54 years. If only this were true. The reality is that Cuba’s future is still reserved for the Castro brothers and their political comrades to shape, and that hasn’t changed a whit since President Obama decided to recognize the Cuban regime in December. …


<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/16/editorial-america-returns-to-cuba/">America returns to Cuba</a>

America returns to Cuba

Gulags and satrapies are required in the nether world where Marxist fantasy survives. How else to keep the peasants in line? Secretary of State John Kerry, looking for love in all the wrong places, took a handful of congressmen to Havana the other day to preside over the raising of the American flag at the reopening of the American embassy, closed in 1961 when Fidel Castro imposed the Marxist yoke upon the neck of the Cuban people. The three Marines who lowered the flag 53 ...  

On the outside, looking in: Standing with the Cuban people

On the outside, looking in: Standing with the Cuban people

By Roger F. Noriega

The less you know or care about Cuba, the more likely you are to support President Obama’s change in US policy. The more you know and care about the Cuban people, the more likely that you will be around to pick up the pieces when Obama’s capitulation to the Castro regime makes things worse for its victims.

The administration cites polls saying that Americans support his opening to Cuba. However, a poll taken since the president’s initiative paints ...  

<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21661036-fury-corruption-sparks-mass-demonstrations-central-american-spring">A Central American spring?</a>

A Central American spring?

LIGHT from thousands of bamboo torches cuts through the gathering darkness in Tegucigalpa, Honduras’s capital. The protesters who carry them call their demonstrationsmarchas de las antorchas (torch marches). They have been taking place weekly at dusk since May. Their purpose: to rail against what participants see as grotesque corruption at the highest levels of government. “We can’t take it any more,” says Yelso Serna, a salesman who has marched three times.


<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2015/08/13/news/economy/brazil-economy-recession/">Brazil is in a mess as it heads into big weekend protest</a>

Brazil is in a mess as it heads into big weekend protest

Brazil is a mess right now. Its economy is in recession, its currency is plummeting and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has the lowest approval rating — 8% — since another president was impeached in 1992. …


<a href="http://www.startribune.com/general-strike-nearly-paralyzes-ecuador-s-capital/321766811/">General strike against Correa blocks highways, police clash with protesters</a>

General strike against Correa blocks highways, police clash with protesters

QUITO, Ecuador — A general strike against President Rafael Correa virtually paralyzed Ecuador’s capital, provincial cities and major highways Thursday and violent clashes broke out between protesters and police in several cities.


<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/r-popularity-of-venezuelas-maduro-inches-down-to-243-percent-2015-8">Popularity of Venezuela’s Maduro inches down to 24.3 percent</a>

Popularity of Venezuela’s Maduro inches down to 24.3 percent

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s popularity fell to 24.3 percent in July, hurt by voracious inflation and shortages of goods ranging from spare parts to shampoo, according to respected local pollster Datanalisis. …



<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-outrageously-snubs-cuban-dissidents/2015/08/13/1f1f81ec-41f8-11e5-846d-02792f854297_story.html">The U.S. snubs Cuban dissidents</a>

The U.S. snubs Cuban dissidents

THE AMERICAN flag is a powerful symbol of the country’s long and noble struggle to defend the values of freedom and democracy. When Secretary of State John F. Kerry raises it over the U.S. embassy in Cuba on Friday, the ceremony will mark an end to a half-century of hostility between the two nations. President Obama has gambled that establishing normal relations with Cuba — commerce, information, culture and “soft power” — is the best way to change the isolated island, ...  

<a href="http://hrld.us/1gDqEer">Ecuador’s new virtual currency is a source of pride, worry</a>

Ecuador’s new virtual currency is a source of pride, worry

QUITO, ECUADOR - Jaime Rojas keeps his antiquated cellphone on the dashboard of his taxi. He can’t use it to play games or check Facebook, but his “dumb phone” has recently become a powerful tool: He can use it to buy gas, receive fares and send money to family. …



<a href="http://on.wsj.com/1IKiURp">Judge Orders Sanctions Against Argentina in Victory for Creditors</a>

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Argentina in Victory for Creditors

NEW YORK—Creditors who have chased Argentina around the world in their attempts to get paid found victory Wednesday when a U.S. district court judge ordered sanctions against the nation for failing to disclose the whereabouts of its assets. …


<a href="http://nyti.ms/1L87Q1y">Scandals in Brazil Prompt Fears of a Return to Turmoil</a>

Scandals in Brazil Prompt Fears of a Return to Turmoil

RIO DE JANEIRO — The president is battling calls for her impeachment. The speaker of Brazil’s lower house is grappling with accusations that he pocketed a $5 million bribe. The former treasurer of the governing Workers Party is in jail.


<a href="http://bloom.bg/1gDl8Z9">S&P Cuts Ecuador Rating as Oil Drop Sparks Political Opposition</a>

S&P Cuts Ecuador Rating as Oil Drop Sparks Political Opposition

Ecuador’s credit rating was cut one level by Standard & Poor’s as falling oil prices sap government revenue and increasing political unrest limits officials’ ability to implement economic policies. …


<a href="http://bit.ly/1WlIC5U">Kerry’s visit to Cuba a disgrace to democratic principles</a>

Kerry’s visit to Cuba a disgrace to democratic principles

An open letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State

Dear Sec. Kerry: Friday you are scheduled to embark on the first visit by an American Secretary of State to Cuba in 70 years.


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