What We’re Reading — 2 Aug 2016

Uruguay & Chile sign a “latest generation” FTA to address double taxation.
Gobierno uruguayo señala que firmará un TLC de "última generación" con Chile (El Mostrador)

But "Chinese investment will have to be more competitive."
China's leading role in Argentina reviewed and confirmed by Macri (Merco Press)

Groundhog’s Day for Queiroz Galvão execs.
Brazil Police Re-Arrest Former Executives of Builder Queiroz Galvao (WSJ)

China solar companies making a play for Mexico’s energy opening.
China's JinkoSolar signs PPAs for three 188MWac solar projects in Mexico (Power Technology)

Sam Zell’s former execs looking to expand in Brazil.
Aliansce: Jaguar faz oferta por participação de 11% da GGP (Brazil Journal)

It’s more compelling than Olympic golfing.
Female sumo wrestlers roar with Olympic-sized ambitions (CBC News) 

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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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