Light links at the end of this week, apologies!
East and South Asia
Pervez Musharraf goes to court.
Things are getting real on the Korean peninsula.
Via Tyler Cowen, a defense of the Chinese political system.
It’s a fool’s errand to stand in the way of this, but here’s the meat-and-potatoes argument against same-sex marriage in the United States.
A former Bush administration Latin American official argues that United States actually tried to save Hugo Chávez’s life, and Foreign Policy prints it.
Latin America / Caribbean
Bolivia is about to become the Saudi Arabia of lithium.
Chilean student protests become heated.
Argentina tangoes one step closer to a sovereign default.
Perú controversially reinstates a military draft.
Kenya awaits a Supreme Court ruling Saturday.
Fallout from the CAR coup.
Can you imagine Barack Obama on a trip like the one Xi Jinping is now finishing — in Congo?
No new government in Italy after a day of talks headed by president Giorgio Napolitano.
Banks reopened in Cyprus.
Felix Salmon wonders if Cyprus will take the Ecuadorian path.
Middle East and North Africa
A comeback for Najib Mikati as Lebanon’s prime minister?