What We're Reading — 14 Sep 2016

There go Lula's 2018 plans.
‘Lula é o comandante máximo do esquema de corrupção’, diz procurador da Lava Jato (Estadão)

Brazil and Argentina make their first move to squeeze Venezuela out of Mercosur.
Venezuela Blocked From Assuming Presidency of Mercosur (WSJ)

PPK looks to China. But you knew that, because you read this blog.
Peru’s New Leader Breaks Tradition and Looks West for Investment (Bloomberg)

OTPP Out of BTG stake.
Canadenses vendem posição no BTG (Brazil Journal)

T&T needs more LNG STAT.
Dealing with the natural gas supply problem in Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad Guardian) 

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What We're Reading - April 28, 2016

The risk is real
IMF says Latin America at risk from deeper Chinese slowdown (Yahoo! — 27 April 2016)

Not an awkward return, at all
André Esteves, Freed From Jail, Returns to BTG Pactual (NYT — 28 April 2016)

Argentina will tell you not to play with fire
Yes, Central Banks Can Create Inflation. Just Ask Argentina (WSJ — 28 April 2016)

Because it worked so well last time
Venezuela Opposition Kicks Off Petition Drive to Oust President Maduro (WSJ — 28 April 2016)

Vale posts first profits in three quarters
Vale Ends Losses as Oil Rout Helps Get Iron to China Cheaper (Bloomberg — 28 April 2016)

Jair Bolsonaro: mad, bad, and dangerous to know
Meet Brazil's Donald Trump: He's Deliberately Outrageous and He Wants to Be President (Vice News — 28 April 2016)

#Panamapapers continues to turn up dirty deals
Panama Papers expose web of intrigue behind Haiti petroleum deal (Miami Herald — 27 April 2016)

Buy cheap
Cash is flooding into emerging markets (CNN Money — 28 April 2016) 

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What We're Reading - April 26, 2016

André Esteves moves out of the big house to his house
BTG Pactual founder Esteves freed by Brazil’s Supreme Court (FT — 26 April 2016)

Everyone told the Chinese this was going to happen; and now it’s happening
Winning Friends Is an Expensive Business (Bloomberg View — 26 April 2016)

The only way to deal with a bully like Trump is to stand up to him
Mexico’s Self-Image Problem (NYT — 25 April 2016)

Swiss Guards needed for Chapultepec, apparently
Credit Suisse poaches UBS wealth team in Mexico (FT — 26 April 2016)

Fiat Chrysler joining the race for Mexico auto production with pickup plans
Moverá Fiat Chrysler producción a México (Reforma — 26 April 2016) 


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What We're Reading - April 7, 2016

Too close to tell whether Keiko will face Wall St fave PPK or leftist Veronika Mendoza in 2nd round
Fujimori support firms as leftist rises in Peru presidential race (Reuters — 7 April 2016)

With Guri 3 meters above shutdown, women are also being asked to stop blow drying their hair
Venezuela Makes Every Friday a Holiday to Save Electricity (Bloomberg — 7 April 2016)

Brazil to give Eletrobras R$1 billion for capex
Eletrobras tem injeção de R$1 bilhão da União (Valor — 7 April 2016)

Straight from the horse’s mouth
Brazil’s BTG Pactual Says Its Probe of Ex-CEO Finds No Basis to Corruption Claims (WSJ — 7 April 2016)

Tapping Taipei
CABEI raises US$185m in the Formosa market (Reuters — 7 April 2016)

Ecopetrol sells 3/4ths of it’s stake in ISA, just above the asking price
Ecopetrol solo vendió 76,7 % de su participación en ISA (El Tiempo — 7 April 2016)

SANMEX inks deal with K-sure to finance $500m in Korean exports to Mexico
Financiarán exportación con 500 mdd (Reforma — 7 April 2016) 

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