What We’re Reading — June 15, 2016

#Panamapapers leaker busted?
Un informaticien de Mossack Fonseca arrêté à Genève (Le Temps)

Maduro willing to talk to anyone to try to get out of this crisis
Exclusive: Venezuela in talks with China for grace period in oil-for-loans deal (Reuters)
US and Venezuela to hold high-level talks to ease crisis (FT)

CFK’s Public Works Minister busted with a trunk full of hundred dollar bills
Argentina ex-minister arrested over cash bags at monastery (BBC)

Lava Jato washes up in Singapore
Court papers allege Singapore firms paid over $9.5m in bribes for Petrobras contracts (Splash 247)

Never have inflation figures been so exciting
Las cifras del nuevo Indec, tras ocho años de manipulación de datos: la inflación de mayo fue del 4,2% (La Nación)

3x3 score is a win for Mexico
Antigraft Legislation Advances in Mexico’s Congress (WSJ) 

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What We're Reading - April 28, 2016

The risk is real
IMF says Latin America at risk from deeper Chinese slowdown (Yahoo! — 27 April 2016)

Not an awkward return, at all
André Esteves, Freed From Jail, Returns to BTG Pactual (NYT — 28 April 2016)

Argentina will tell you not to play with fire
Yes, Central Banks Can Create Inflation. Just Ask Argentina (WSJ — 28 April 2016)

Because it worked so well last time
Venezuela Opposition Kicks Off Petition Drive to Oust President Maduro (WSJ — 28 April 2016)

Vale posts first profits in three quarters
Vale Ends Losses as Oil Rout Helps Get Iron to China Cheaper (Bloomberg — 28 April 2016)

Jair Bolsonaro: mad, bad, and dangerous to know
Meet Brazil's Donald Trump: He's Deliberately Outrageous and He Wants to Be President (Vice News — 28 April 2016)

#Panamapapers continues to turn up dirty deals
Panama Papers expose web of intrigue behind Haiti petroleum deal (Miami Herald — 27 April 2016)

Buy cheap
Cash is flooding into emerging markets (CNN Money — 28 April 2016) 

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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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