What We’re Reading — 27 June 2016

Let’s see if this turns out better than the Brazil-Peru one...
Guyana and Brazil look to China to finance jungle highway (Miami Herald)

9 years and $5.4b in the making, opened without a hitch
Panama Inaugurates Expanded Canal (WSJ)

Betteridge's law of headlines: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."
¿Es inevitable la corrupción en la Argentina? (La Nación)

Waiting in lines becoming the national sport
Venezuelans Wait in Long Lines to Advance Potential Recall Referendum (WSJ) 

Messi ending marks Chile's win at Copa América
Chile "jubiló" a Messi: "Se terminó la selección para mí” (La Tercera)

There’s a Cheech & Chong joke in here somewhere
While no one was looking, East L.A. got transplanted to Brazil — lowriders, taco trucks and all (LA Times) 

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What We're Reading - April 27, 2016

Does soft power still matter? China sends 8 times the aid the US does
China sends 4 planeloads of aid to quake-ravaged Ecuador (AP — 27 April 2016)

Temer’s Justice guy says the feds don’t need to focus on corruption. Sure they don’t.
PF não deve mirar só corrupção, diz favorito de Temer à Justiça (Folha — 27 April 2016)

But don’t worry, says Maduro, inflation is under control
Venezuela Doesn't Have Enough Money to Pay for Its Money (Bloomberg — 27 April 2016)

Pico y place for the police?
Venezuela introduces two-day week to deal with energy crisis (BBC News — 27 April 2016)

Hello, Paraguay
Guess Which Country Is Among the World’s Most Corrupt (War Is Boring — 26 April 2016)

100 days to go
Venues ready, but many challenges remain for Rio Games (Reuters — 26 April 2016) 

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What We're Reading - February 26, 2016

The seesaw tips in Brazil’s favor but will China play nice in the sandbox?
World trade records biggest reversal since crisis (FT – February 26, 2015)

Bondholders aren’t the only ones benefiting from Macri’s rise…
Argentine Prosecutor Says Peer Was Murdered (WSJ - February 25, 2016)

Selling the family heirlooms might be a good thing in this case…
Pemex, Badly in Need of Cash, Works on Plan to List Some Assets (Bloomberg – February 24, 2016)

BREAKING NEWS: Chinese Natural Resource Company Accused of Questionable Labor and Environmental Practices….(< Sarcasm)
Peru has copper. China wants it. And now Beto Chahuayllo is dead. (Los Angles Times – February 25, 2016)

Wait – Isn’t this how everyone just got in trouble?
FIFA Candidates Make Eyes at Concacaf (WSJ - February 26, 2016)

Cardenas tries to steal the limelight from Dilma and Ollanta....
Colombia's finance minister under investigation for Isagen sale (Reuters – February 25, 2016)



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What We're Reading - February 23, 2016

CONCACAF found a way to lead FIFA in something...
Can One of the Dirtiest Corners of Global Soccer Clean Up Its Own Act? (Bloomberg – February 23, 2016)

Is Keiko the next Jeb?
Close runoff seen in Peru election as Fujimori loses ground: poll (Reuters – February 21, 2016)

And you thought coming back from your last vacation was hard….
Ex-Rousseff Campaign Official, Wife Surrender in Brazil Corruption Probe (WSJ – February 23, 2016)

Opening a new credit card to pay off an old one?
Holdouts: emitirán bonos por US$ 15.000 millones para financiar los pagos (La Nacion – February 23, 2016)

When LOL is both sad and an understatement…
VenEconomy: They Squandered All Venezuela’s Money, Laughed Out Loud (Latin America Herald Tribune – February 22, 2016)

As goes the price of copper, so goes Chile. Still?
Chile's small-scale miners battling to stay afloat amid copper rout (Reuters – February 22, 2016)

Cuba is officially at the center of a gold rush…
Australia is sending its first trade mission to Cuba (Reuters – February 23, 2016)  

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