What’s New?

Puerto Rico makes it a crime to smoke in cars with minors

http://nr.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=108095424

Proceeds from the fines go to the pediatric hospital. I like charity. Who’s up for some charity?

Venezuela

Venezuelans are still cray cray.

http://www.elgrafico.mx/al-dia/07-08-2017/frustran-ataque-terrorista-cuartel-militar-de-venezuela

What’s wrong with you all? Why are you behaving like your neighbors attacking military bases, scaring oil workers, and whatnot? Behave.

Domicans are *gasp* into tennis

Seriously look:

https://elnuevodiario.com.do/gandini-campeon-centroamerica-caribe/

Its been a long long time

Just chiming in while trying out this Beta … 5 devices late. One from the back porch

I’ll leave this flower in apology.

Back in action

I’ve been gone far too long. Now im back and hoping for a good news year.

2016 hello!

Watch “The Missing 43: Mexico’s Disappeared Students (Fu…” on YouTube

The Missing 43: Mexico’s Disappeared Students (Fu…: http://youtu.be/0jt-urgNN3A

This is a full Vice News episode.

Neighborhood News

A major earthquake which hit Peru, originally scaled at 7.0, was downgraded to a 6.9 because that should make everyone feel better. According to the authorities there was no significant damage or injuries. No reported deaths so far.

Watch out for spewing volcanoes!

Ah, meanwhile,  a 6.0 earthquake hits the Bay area of California US of A, and well, “the sky is falling”.

Neighborhood News

Panamá: Camarca Guna Yala (aka San Blas for the ‘Merkins). Exam time.

You certainly aren’t copying off of anyone else like this … 👏

Bolivia:

The first graduates of three Indigenous Universities receive their Degrees from Evo.

Guatemala:

Maya win a Court battle over mining consultation & rights on Indigenous lands.

Chile:

The OAS has decided that the Chilean Govt. cannot use anti-terrorism laws against the Mapuche, because,  well, non Indigenous are only entitled to sloppy seconds.

Colombia:

New legislation coming out for the protection of LGBT and “Intersexuals”. A recent Court ruling allowed for a Lesbian to adopt her significant other’s daughter.

Mexico:

More BS, this time in Sinaloa. Some silliness about no press freedom allowed.  That shouldn’t last very long hopefully.

Neighborhood News

Central America braces for drought-linked food crisis.

Meanwhile Mexico is undergoing insane hail storms.

Venezuela caught some food smugglers. Interesting that there is supposedly a food problem,  yet tons are being smuggled by “groups” into Colombia for sale. Gasoline too.

Pot smoking Uruguay is taking six Guantanamo Bay detainees. Wondering if this is where a certain sports player learned to bite?

The listed happiest Country, Paraguay,  has a record soybean harvest for export. They sure are quiet down there in the cut.