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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 - June 7, 2016

As Lava Jato prosecutors circle Temer’s team, Dilma waits... 
Brazil prosecutor seeks arrest of top politicians, media report (BBC - June 7, 2016) 
Pall Hangs Over Brazil’s Presidential Palace as Dilma Rousseff Prepares for Trial (NY Times - June 7, 2016) 

Tony Tam to temporarily take his talents to Mexico
President Tony Tan to go on five-day state visit to Mexico (Singapore Straits Times - June 6, 2016)

We are shocked, shocked to discover there’s a problem with an infrastructure project in Brazil
Brazil Police Raid Consortium Building Olympic Venue in Rio de Janeiro (WSJ - June 7, 2016)

So far from God, so close to the private placement markets
Mexico grabs top spot for Latam private equity (FT - June 7, 2016) 

The cost for 15 years of catching up...
Argentina Sees $90 Billion Boost in Public-Private Bill (Bloomberg - June 6, 2016) 

DP World looking to drop $500m on a greenfield port in Ecuador.
Dubai’s DP World to Develop Ecuador Port (WSJ - June 7, 2016)

Banco Indusval is Pengxin’s second Brazil purchase since Carnaval.
Pengxin eyes purchase of Brazil bank BI&P, sources say (Reuters - June 7, 2016)  

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