What We’re Reading — 30 Aug 2016

Tomorrow is D-Day for Dilma. 
Brazil’s Senate Continues Impeachment Debate, Vote Seen Wednesday (WSJ)

The last Brazilian president to be impeached — Fernando Collor de Melo —  won’t cast a vote
Ato simbólico (Estadão)

Colombia peace plebiscite set for Oct 2nd.
ficial: esta es la pregunta para el plebiscito por la paz (El Tiempo) 

Macri was betting on a boost from reforms. That bet isn’t paying off.
Argentine enthusiasm for new leader wanes (FT)

Will the BRICS Bank finance the deal?
China avalia compra de 32 jatos da Embraer (Valor)

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What We’re Reading — 29 Aug 2016

Dilma takes the stand in what could be her final insurgency.
Dilma responde a senadores e fala em golpe (Valor)

For the first time in 50 years, Colombia is at peace.
Cease-Fire Between Colombia and FARC Rebels Takes Effect (WSJ)

China’s Lithium domination continues.
Exclusive: China's Ningbo Shanshan in bid to buy SQM stake – sources (Reuters)

Another vote for normalizing relations.
U.S. should end special treatment for Cubans, Costa Rican minister says (McClatchy)

An end to the never-ending saga?
Baha Mar agreement but Bahamas PM gives few details (Caribbean News Now)

Former supporters’ strike against Evo has grisly turn.
Morales condemns ‘attempted coup’ after Bolivia minister’s murder (FT)

Wanna buy some fish? Saudi Industrial Development Fund might.
Pacific Andes touts sale of China Fishery fleet to Saudi fund; proposes $300m venture (Undercurrent News) 

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What We’re Reading — 24 Aug 2016

Here’s to peace, as Colombia and the FARC announce a deal!
¡Histórico!: Gobierno y Farc llegan a acuerdo y cierran negociación - Proceso de paz (El Tiempo)

Good thing no one has ever mis-priced Argentina risk.
The Hunt for Yield Ends in Argentina (WSJ)

Pemex needs more capital from the government to meet debt and pension obligations, says Moody's
Pemex necesitará otra capitalización, señala Moody’s (El Universal)

Sixteen years in the making, Cesp goes up for sale. Again.
Na venda da Cesp, o atraso saiu caro (Brazil Journal)

Mercedes offering $30K buyouts in São Paulo.
Mercedes oferece R$ 100 mil a quem aderir a PDV em São Bernardo (Valor)


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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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