Category Archives: Paraguay, Uruguay

Pepe Mujica says it all

Last night I wrote down my own thoughts on the whole electoral fiasco in the United States of Amnesia. Today, I thought I’d give the floor to one of my favorite foreign leaders, namely a certain lovable former president of … Continue reading

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Venezuela and El Salvador recall ambassadors from Brazil

Amid all the absolutely atrocious shit news from Latin America of late, there’s one bright spot: All the local progressive governments who are not taking putschism lying down. Whether it’s at home or in a country right nearby, they’re making … Continue reading

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Panama Papers: Ex-Venezuelan banker revealed as offshore corrupto

Who’s this guy, with the Melania Knauss lookalike? Oh, just one of the handful of Venezuelans who appear in the Panama Papers, with alleged ties to the government of Hugo Chávez. But, as the following report (by La Iguana TV, … Continue reading

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Argentina: Macri implicated in Panama Papers scandal

Well, well. What have we here? Why yes, that IS the name of the current president of Argentina, along with a couple of family members (father Franco and brother Mariano), on the receipt for a shell corporation in the Bahamas. … Continue reading

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Obama in Argentina: What’s NOT being discussed when he meets with Macri

Jorge and María Emilia Zaffaroni, of Uruguay, and their daughter, Mariana. The parents were “disappeared” and their infant daughter was illicitly “adopted” by a military family with ties to the Argentine Junta. Theirs is just one of hundreds of similar … Continue reading

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Quotable: Eduardo Galeano on Adam and Eve

In honor of International Women’s Day, the late great Uruguayan literary wizard has a few pertinent words for us all: “If Eve had written Genesis, how would the human race’s first night of love have been? Eve would have begun … Continue reading

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The Nobodies

Los Nadies [The Nobodies] (2012) from Laura Saenger on Vimeo. Sorry I’m too tired/busy to post any original material lately, folks. But soon…soon.

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Quotable: Eduardo Galeano on Utopia

The recently deceased poet of Latin American journalism reads one of his loveliest, truest and most poignant pieces aloud. The on-screen translation’s a bit wonky, but I think you’ll get the idea: PS: According to one of the commenters on … Continue reading

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Two great lights go out at once

Today, the world lost two greats of literature. Uruguay lost this one: …whose influence on my awareness of the issues of all of Latin America is tremendous, thanks to his Open Veins of Latin America and Days and Nights of … Continue reading

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Pepe picks up a hitchhiker

If ever you find yourself forced to hitchhike in Uruguay, don’t be surprised if you have some trouble getting a lift. But when you finally do, don’t be surprised either if your lift turns out to be a rather familiar … Continue reading

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