October 13, 2017
- Alex Cuadros, “Open Talk of a Military Coup Unsettles Brazil” (The New Yorker, October 13, 2017).
Bolsonaro can be seen telling a fervent crowd in the city of Belém that the general is a patriot trying to keep his country from going under. The post has racked up half a million views
- Nicholas Casey, “Maduro Becomes Latest Leader Accused in Huge Bribery Scheme” (The New York Times, October 13, 2017).
On the recording, Mr. Azevedo says he gave $50 million, but then corrects himself to say the amount was actually $35 million
- Nicolas Sanchez A., “Awas de Tumaco Resisten a los Armados” (El Espectador (Colombia), October 13, 2017).
Días antes del asesinato de por lo menos seis campesinos en la zona rural, la guardia indígena awá había tenido choques con la Fuerza Pública. También se han negado a las presiones de disidencias de las Farc para protestar
- Josh Lederman, Michael Weissenstein, “Dangerous Sound? What Americans Heard in Cuba Attacks” (Associated Press **, October 13, 2017).
The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks
- Julian Borger, Philip Jaekl, “Mass Hysteria May Explain ‘Sonic Attacks’ in Cuba, Say Top Neurologists” (The Guardian (Uk), October 13, 2017).
“Mass hysteria” is the popular term for outbreaks among groups of people which are partly or wholly psychosomatic, but Hallett stressed there should be no blame attached to them
- “Aislan a Mareros Que Ordenaron Mas de 200 Asesinatos en el Salvador” (EFE, La Prensa (Nicaragua), October 13, 2017).
Las autoridades de Seguridad de El Salvador trasladaron este jueves a cinco líderes de la Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), acusados de ordenar más de 200 asesinatos entre finales de septiembre y los primeros días octubre, al penal de máxima seguridad
- Rafael Bernal, “Kelly: Mexico and Central America ‘Do More’ to Stop Drugs Than Us” (The Hill, October 13, 2017).
Kelly praised the Mexican government for its role in border security, saying the United States doesn’t pull its weight on fighting demand within the United States for the drugs
- Graham Lanktree, “This Is What Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Might Look Like” (Newsweek, October 13, 2017).
The mock ups are being built near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego by several companies that pitched designs to the Department of Homeland Security
- Santi Carneri, “El Pueblo Que Quiere Dejar de Cultivar Marihuana en Paraguay” (The New York Times, October 13, 2017).
No pedían la legalización del cannabis: pedían volver a cultivar mandioca o tomates en lugar de marihuana. Pero para eso necesitaban servicios públicos mínimos
- Cody Weddle, “Months After Violent Protests, Venezuelan Election Tests Opposition to Maduro” (The Miami Herald, October 13, 2017).
While Maduro remains unpopular, with approval ratings hovering just over 20 percent, apathy and disappointment within the opposition’s base could play to his advantage
- “Iconos de las Protestas en Venezuela Indecisos para Votaciones Regionales” (Agence France Presse, La Prensa (Nicaragua), October 13, 2017).
Algunos se sienten frustrados y dicen que no votarán para no legitimar al gobierno, otros… aún guardan esperanzas
Western Hemisphere Regional
- Richard E. Feinberg, “What Trump’s “America First” Means for Latin America” (Americas Quarterly, October 13, 2017).
Smart great powers ensure their safety by befriending smaller neighboring countries