The Goodbye, Columbus Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
By Fausta's Blog on March 10, 2014
While more important stories were in the headlines, Cristina Fernandez took the cake by attempting to remove all traces of Christopher Columbus from the royal palace executive mansion, no matter that Columbus never set foot in the Country, and the Italian-born navigator shared a native land with millions of Argentinians. ARGENTINA Ted Turner Hospitalized In Argentina For Undisclosed Ailment A security guard at the Instituto Argentino de Diagnostico y Tratamiento confirmed to The Associated Press that Turner was hospitalized there. Pope Francis: the priest of the slums Peter Stanford, author and former editor of the Catholic Herald, retraces the trip Pope Francis used to take to the outskirts of Buenos Aires to try to understand the man who was known as ‘the priest of the slums’ BOLIVIA Footbridge collapses at Bolivian parade killing at least four people Three musicians among the dead as an overloaded metal footbridge collapses during the opening parade of carnival in highlands city of Oruro BRAZIL Dilma Rou$$eff Fresh deal to end Rio rubbish strike Rio de Janeiro officials and street cleaners say they have reached a deal to end a strike which has left litter piling up in the Brazilian city. . . .