Latin America News Flash

Latin America Newsflash 2/24/2013 – 3/3/2013

Breaking news and high quality LATAM journalism

Featured Story – Mexican (in)security  

Mexican (in)security
Mexican authorities participated in civilian disappearances, report says (WP)
No escape from narcos for Mexican beauty queen (MH)
In Mexico visit, Sen. McCain praises Peña Nieto on security (LAT)
No word on Mexican drug lord Guzman after gun battle in Guatemala (LAT)
Guatemala duda ahora de si existió el enfrentamiento entre narcos (El Pais)
Human Rights Watch Faults Mexico Over Disappearances (NYT)
Asesinan a turista belga en zona Diamante de Acapulco (El Universal, Mexico)

From the Pacific Pumas…

Mexico’s New President: Tearing up the script (The Economist)
México se vuelve a subir al tren (El Pais)
La nueva postura del PRI sobre el IVA y Pemex, exigencia actual: Camacho Quiroz  (La Jornada, Mexico)
TAFTA – NAFTA? (El Universal)
Se destapan cartas de la reforma agraria en Colombia (El Tiempo, Colombia)
Cerrejón afirmó que fue víctima de ataque con explosivos en La Guajira (El Tiempo, Colombia)
Illegal Mining (Americas Quarterly)
Pinochet Tried Defying Defeat, Papers Show (NYT)
Chile’s Pragmatic Middle-Class Voter  (Americas Quarterly)

And in other news…

Pastoral Uruguay Yields a Crop of Digital Yetis and Adventures (NYT)
Cuba under Raúl: He’s tinkered but it’s the same old machine (MH)
Argentina sienta un precedente (El Pais)

All in a day's work. Fisherman in Samana, Dominican Republic (Photo: S.G.)

All in a days work. Fisherman in Samana, Dominican Republic (Photo: S.G.)

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