EvoQuote du jour; "These coup-mongers are mistaken; they have no support nationally nor internationally." Talks between the two sides broke down today, but the whole shabang continues next Monday.
In Argentina, the Antonini Wilson suitcase trial thingy is the object of all attention, and those who watch closely are beginning to see large holes in the Antonini Wilson testimony (though you'll notice that link is only available in Spanish, as English coverage wouldn't dare criticize the prosecution or do silly things like 'look at details').
In Peru, congress has been under pressure from a citizen's campaign. It was really quite simple; by Peruvian law, members of congress must reveal line items of expenses claimed to any citizen that asks (with reasonable time lapses, of course) and a campaign has been developing to ask for expense accounts en masse (see the 'Adopt A Congress Member' campaign over at site-friend Susana Villaran's blog, for example). So Congress last night came up with a great solution: They simply changed the whole law and now they don't have to reveal a thing. Even by corrupt latino politician standards, this one took my breath away.
In his mailbox, Otto has been widely slated for mentioning US politics. Ok folks...like I say it won't happen again.