What We’re Reading — 17 Aug 16

It’s voluntary until 2018, but it’s a start.
Mexico announces launch of cap-and-trade pilot program (Reuters)

Cuba feels the pinch of the brain drain.
Cuba steps up campaign against U.S. immigration policies (McClatchy)

Chile moves to cover the shortfall.
Chile Awards Contracts in Its Largest Power Auction (WSJ)

A lot of steps to get there, but worth taking.
Explaining Colombia’s Peace Plebiscite (WOLA)

Bolivia becomes the latest supplier to feed the Chinese raw materials machine.
Bolivia makes first shipment of lithium to China (FT)

Of the 11 Brazilian Olympic medalists so far, 9 are military officers.
Com toda a reverência: dos 11 medalhistas brasileiros, nove são das Forças Armadas (Correio Brasiliense) 

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What We’re Reading — June 16, 2016

Just in time for the Olympics
Rio de Janeiro State Slammed With Two-Notch Downgrade by Fitch (Bloomberg)

Trans-Amazonian train is the new bridge to nowhere
China's dream project hindered by Brazil crisis (CNN Money)

Temer’s third minister falls, as plea-bargain reveals kickback scheme in place since 1946
Citado em delação de Machado, Henrique Alves pede demissão (Estadão)

Labor Day weekend plans just got interesting
Silver Airways, American Airlines Begin Selling Tickets to Cuba (WSJ)

Brazil weighing the average down, but everyone else isn’t in great shape.
Bad FDI News in Latin America (Two Weeks Notice)

Evo’s not clucking around with Gates’ fowl play
Bill Gates’s hen donation plan ruffles feathers in Bolivia (FT) 

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What We’re Reading - May 26, 2016

Airbnb Betting Big on Rio2016
Airbnb Seeks Big Boost From Rio Olympics (WSJ - May 26, 2016)

Usiminas Offers Shareholders an Olive Branch
Brazil's Usiminas taps Leite as CEO in sign of easing dispute (Reuters - May 26, 2016) 

Temer’s Spring Cleaning Reaches BdB and Caixa
Brazil Names New Heads of Banco do Brasil and Caixa Economica Federal (WSJ - May 25, 2016) 

Oh, Evo...
The Worst Boyfriend in Bolivia (NY Times - May 25, 2016) 

It is like 2002 to 2015 never even happened...
World Bank’s IFC Triples Argentina Loans on Holdout Resolution (Bloomberg - May 24, 2016)  

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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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