What We’re Reading — 12 July 2016

Things get worse in Venezuela, so the military doubles down on control
Venezuela Takes Over Kimberly Clark Plant After Company Halts Operations (WSJ)
Venezuelan President Puts Armed Forces in Charge of New Food Supply System (WSJ)

Bad news in Venezuela means bad news in Cuba
PDVSA Slashes Venezuelan Oil Exports To Cuba (Yahoo)

10% of Mexican FDI on hold because of the US’ elections
Paran inversiones por elección de EU (Reforma)

Sign o' the Times
China as First Official Visit Abroad for Brazil's Temer (The Rio Times)

Doha to Santiago just got a little easier
Qatar Airways Extends Global Ambitions With Latam Investment (Bloomberg) 

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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 3, 2016

After it’s first Latam purchase, a $4b warchest is nothing to sneeze at
China Moly hunts more mine acquisitions (FT — 3 May 2016)

WhatsApp gets a reprieve, still works in Brazil
WhatsApp derruba bloqueio na Justiça e volta ao ar no Brasil (Estadão — 3 May 2016)

Maybe it’s between the cushions on the sofa?
Beer Here? Venezuela Officials Check If Empresas Polar Really Ran Out of Barley (WSJ — 2 May 2016)

There are simple solutions to this - checking on barley ain’t one of ‘em
Fears Venezuelan imports heading for 60% slide (FT — 3 May 2016)

Mexico plummets 10 spots in AT Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index
Se desploma confianza para invertir (Reforma — 3 May 2016) 

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