After a much longer than anticipated hiatus tending to my paycheck obligations and the travel bug, I now hope to return to regular posting. Despite woefully neglecting this blog, check out the fruits of sacrifice with the new, when you have a spare moment. Don’t miss this year’s Failed States Index, which features a number of interesting developments on Latin American states.

In the meantime, as most of you have undoubtedly noticed, there’s been no lack of developments coming from the region of recent. This upcoming week I want to dig into a few of these pressing issues, at least to piss off someone in the blogosphere and rile up some much needed debate.