United Nations peacekeeping troops repelled protesters (NY Times)

Not that anyone cares about Haiti, but … since when is the United Nations supposed to repress legitimate anger about election fraud? (This is really a print edition — I still read print — caption, rather than a headline. You can see the picture, but not the caption, online here.)

After police riot in Ecuador, two people reported two people dead (La Nación, Bs.As.)

Imagine the state of social decomposition that led members of the Ecuadorian equivalent of an FBI/National Guard combo to consider holding their president hostage to demand cost-of-living pay raises.