Lava Jato

What We're Reading — 14 Sep 2016

There go Lula's 2018 plans.
‘Lula é o comandante máximo do esquema de corrupção’, diz procurador da Lava Jato (Estadão)

Brazil and Argentina make their first move to squeeze Venezuela out of Mercosur.
Venezuela Blocked From Assuming Presidency of Mercosur (WSJ)

PPK looks to China. But you knew that, because you read this blog.
Peru’s New Leader Breaks Tradition and Looks West for Investment (Bloomberg)

OTPP Out of BTG stake.
Canadenses vendem posição no BTG (Brazil Journal)

T&T needs more LNG STAT.
Dealing with the natural gas supply problem in Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad Guardian) 

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What We’re Reading — 29 July 2016

Petrobras begins to right the ship
Petrobras Makes its Biggest Oil Field Sale Ever to Statoil (Bloomberg)

Lula finally formally charged for obstructing Lava Jato, feels 2018 chances slipping through his fingers
Lula vira réu (Estadão)

Mercosur, more rudderless than ever, as members can’t agree whether to let Venezuela preside
El Mercosur, en crisis: la presidencia quedó vacante por la falta de consenso sobre Venezuela (La Nación)

Just when you thought the Venezuelan people couldn’t suffer any more
Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields (VICE)

What Mandarin for ‘picanha'?
Beef Export Bonanza for Brazil as Chinese Eat More Foreign Steak (Bloomberg) 

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What We’re Reading — 14 July 2016

Brazilian House votes for new, slightly less shady center-right leader.
Rodrigo Maia é eleito presidente da Câmara (Valor)

Carlyle’s Brazilian lingerie days may be over.
Exclusive: Carlyle in talks to sell Brazil's Scalina after debt restructuring (Reuters)

It’s a lot quicker to just come up with a list of Odebrecht projects that didn’t have kickbacks.
PGR quer lista de obras sem propina para agilizar delação da Odebrecht (Folha de São Paulo)

PPK should ask Beijing how that worked out for them.
Peru's Kuczynski wants to relax air standards to spur refining (Reuters)

We’ve found the summer house we’ve always wanted.
Rio de Janeiro Fire Sale Starts With Governor’s Island Mansion (Bloomberg) 

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What We’re Reading — 11 July 2016

Peru’s President-Elect Picks Beer Executive for Prime Minister (WSJ)

When you’re worth $466b, everything seems cheap.
Why Did China Grossly Overpay For A Utility In Brazil? (Yahoo)

Mitsubishi just mad about Mariel.
Mitsubishi scouts for Cuba infrastructure projects (Japan News)

Out of six candidates for Head of the Brazilian lower house, four are being investigated.
Favoritos na Câmara têm pendências judiciais (Estadão)

KYC rears it’s ugly head.
Bank of America to sever ties with Guyana banks (Jamaica Gleaner)

Many years of happiness together!
Pele marries for the third time (Associated Press) 

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