Cuba

What We're Reading – 19 Sep 2016

PDVSA’s $7b debt exchange: shot...
PDVSA ofrece canjear 7.000 millones de dólares de deuda al 2017 por bono 2020 al 8,5% (Reuters)

…and chaser.
S&P Cuts Venezuela's PDVSA to CC Negative (Latin American Herald Tribune)

Self-recommending.
Interview: Mauricio Macri (FT)

IMF’s first Article IV trip to Argentina in a decade underway.
Llega misión del FMI para auditar las cuentas nacionales (Ámbito Financiero)

We’re shocked, shocked, to discover Trump flip-flopping on an issue.
Trump's 180 on Cuba (Two Week’s Notice)

David Frum with a thought-provoking essay to digest after the long holiday weekend.
Happy Independence Day, Mexico (The Atlantic) 

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What We’re Reading — 1 Sep 2016

Opposition claims 1 million in Caracas marched for a meaningful recall vote.
Venezuelans March in Capital to Press for Vote to Recall President (WSJ)

Same game plan as post-1990.
Cuba Turns to Foreign Investors as Cheap Venezuelan Oil Fades (Bloomberg)

Coming to sell off transmission lines - hopes to get $500m
Cemig anuncia oferta de Taesa, que pode chegar a R$1,6 bilhão (Brazil Journal)

We like PPK, but let’s give him more than a month in office before judging his record.
Down on Clinton and Trump? There's a Guy in Peru … (Bloomberg View)

No one came out of yesterday’s meeting looking good - but EPN got played.
Neither Trump Nor Peña Nieto Should Be President (Two Week’s Notice) 

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What We’re Reading — 31 Aug 2016

What a day - within minutes of each other: Temer was sworn in as President of Brazil after Dilma’s impeachment; and EPN held a press conference with Donald Trump.
Temer toma posse em cerimônia rápida no Congresso (Valor)
Un conversación abierta y constructiva, dice Peña Nieto sobre su reunión con Donald Trump (Animal Politico)

Also today: JetBlue Flight 387 landed at Abel Santamaría Airport in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Scheduled Flights to Cuba From U.S. Begin Again, Now With Jet Engines (NYT)

Temer’s next stop: China.
Depois da posse (Estadão)

Petrobras goes looking to China for financing.
Petrobras negocia novas fontes de recursos na China (Valor)

Next on Latam's political agenda: tomorrow’s opposition rally in Venezuela.
Venezuela Cracks Down on Opposition Before Massive Rally (WSJ) 

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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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