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For today’s show I would like to share with you a basket of developments around the region from
We are into the second week after
Today, the 12th of July, Mexicans have already taken to the streets, focusing on
Further to the south, in
With a terminal for Venezuelan gas in
Next door in
A factor that may hurt Alckmin in the future is the continued violence in his home state of
On the 11th of July, a third round of attacks, 38 in all, targeted police stations, buses, and empty banks. These attacks, organized by the First Capital Command, known as PCC in Portuguese continue to erode away at Alckmin’s security record. I have to wonder if that will translate to votes. If Lula wins what can he do to improve security in
As we’ve seen today, Lula has again offered federal help, but that help must be accepted by the governor of
In the Southern Cone,
Cooking the cocaine yourself removes a handful of middle men. Past is less risky to transport, and once the cocaine is cooked, high purity levels ensure good sales. The side effect, of course, is also a constant supply of crack. To my knowledge, Argentine president Nestor Kirchner has not made a public statement concerning his country’s security challenges or rise in drug use.