What We’re Reading — 26 Jul 2016

Shoddy construction shows results
Ship hits new Panama Canal wall, sparking design concerns (Guardian)

Makes sense, considering the red soles.
Christian Louboutin collaborates on closing ceremony looks for Cuba's Olympic athletes (LA Times)

After Trump, we’ll take boring.
An Attitude of Platitudes: The Democratic Party’s Platform and Latin America (Latin America Goes Global)

Venezuela sneezes, and Cuba catches the cold
Venezuelan ills send chill over ally Cuba (FT)

What’s Rio look like, two weeks before the Olympics? Listen in...
LatAm in Focus: An On-the-Ground View of Rio's Olympic Dream (AS/COA)

Kidnappers ask for almost $40m for F1 chief’s mother-in-law
Ecclestone relative ‘kidnapped in Brazil’ (FT)

::Making Popcorn::
Netflix to tackle the Panama Papers in new movie (Entertainment Weekly) 

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What We’re Reading — June 15, 2016

#Panamapapers leaker busted?
Un informaticien de Mossack Fonseca arrêté à Genève (Le Temps)

Maduro willing to talk to anyone to try to get out of this crisis
Exclusive: Venezuela in talks with China for grace period in oil-for-loans deal (Reuters)
US and Venezuela to hold high-level talks to ease crisis (FT)

CFK’s Public Works Minister busted with a trunk full of hundred dollar bills
Argentina ex-minister arrested over cash bags at monastery (BBC)

Lava Jato washes up in Singapore
Court papers allege Singapore firms paid over $9.5m in bribes for Petrobras contracts (Splash 247)

Never have inflation figures been so exciting
Las cifras del nuevo Indec, tras ocho años de manipulación de datos: la inflación de mayo fue del 4,2% (La Nación)

3x3 score is a win for Mexico
Antigraft Legislation Advances in Mexico’s Congress (WSJ) 

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What We’re Reading — June 9, 2016

You knew Elliott Management was going to show up at some point
US hedge fund sues 'Panama Papers' law firm (AFP)

Kevin Gallagher strikes again
China becomes global leader in development finance (EM Squared)

RIP Mercosur? Argentina to be an observer at the Pacific Alliance
Giro en la política exterior: Argentina se incorporó a la Alianza del Pacífico (Infobae)

Too soon to make a ‘chino telling Peru what to do’ joke?
China opens doors to Peruvian firms seeking strategic partners (Andina)

Nuevo Leon’s getting a Kia
Kia Motors strikes deal with Mexico on incentives (Korea Herald) 

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What We're Reading May 9, 2016

Maranhão Makes a Splash his First Week on the Job…
Brazil’s Acting House President Moves to Nullify Dilma Rousseff Impeachment Vote (WSJ- May 9, 2016)

Brazil’s Currency Warrior May Be Gearing Up a Battle All His Own
Brazil’s Former Finance Minister Guido Mantega Questioned in Tax Probe (WSJ – May 9, 2016)

The Man Who Would Rule Brazil?
Blairo Maggi é opção do PP para eleições de 2018 (Estadão – May 8, 2016)

LatAm Shows Little Interest in Rio2016…
2016 Olympics: not flying down to Rio (FT – May 9, 2016)

…While Mexico’s Networks Show None
Mexico’s Top Broadcasters Forgo Airing Rio Olympics (WSJ – May 6, 2016)

Evo the Flip Flopper
Evo Morales Economic Policy (Two Weeks Notice – May 9, 2016)

Search for your Friends and Family! The Panama Papers is Fun for Everyone!
Huge Panama Papers search database goes public Monday (CNN Money – May 6, 2016)

AG Pays to Find the Light at the End of the Car Wash…
Brazil’s Andrade Gutierrez Reaches Plea Deal in Corruption Case (WSJ – May 9, 2016)

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