We regularly speculate that various national leaders financial benefit from their position. This certainly gets brought up concerning President Ortega and, of course, in the US. What level of transparency do we want/need?

Well, here is an Associated Press article covering the issue of transparency. Not about Nicaragua or the US, but it qualifies as regional news, or maybe that is regional humor, as it is about Evo Morales of Bolivia.

Bolivian President Evo Morales says his personal wealth has jumped by $100,000 since taking office, thanks to all the gift ponchos he's received.