Monthly Archives: May 2011

Race! Oil! Chocolate! Llamas’ poop!

Lost in translation:  Latinos  confused about “race” on census forms. It’s actually more of us living in the country than initially thought! (Mercury News) Mexico has nominated Agustin Carstens to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF. Before Carstens’ current stint … Read More »


“Botas picudas” from Matehuala, Mexico, are the new fashion craze! (NPR)* Peru’s presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori (daughter of former terrorist president Alberto Fujimori) has hired former 9/11 New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as an adviser. Because we all know … Read More »

Run for the Border! (heading north)

American diplomats abandon Latin America in troves. At a time when there are no US ambassadors in Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador or Bolivia, the Obama administration’s senior diplomat for Latin America is stepping down. (WP) Latin American presidents snub the US … Read More »