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 — 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 — 22 Aug 2016

Despite everything, Rio is better off now than when it won the Olympics bid...
Futuro claro para o Rio, apesar de tudo (Globo) 

…not Dilma, though, who is expected to be impeached and step down next week.
After Olympics Spectacle, Brazil’s Focus Shifts Back to Political Saga (WSJ)

Barra Shopping’s holdco looking to seize on Olympic obsession with Barra with follow-on issuance.
Multiplan prepara oferta de ações (Brazil Journal)

EPN claims they’re merely “style errors;” they’re definitely errors.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto 'plagiarised thesis’ (BBC)

In a bid to improve it’s chances at UN Sec Gen, Costa Rica to host refugees from the Northern Triangle.
Seizing our Moment in Central America (Univision) 

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