Latin American Weekly Report

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Weekly Report - 01 December 2016 (WR-16-47)

Leader
- Cuba confronts the death of a colossus
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Barlovento massacre not a one-off, MUD warns
- BOLIVIA: A fresh source of pressure on Morales
- ECUADOR: Lasso promises to slash taxes, create jobs
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer government hit by ethical scandal
- ARGENTINA: Congress gives Macri bloody nose
- CHILE-PERU: Bachelet and Kuczynski bury historical enmity
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: OECD slashes forecast
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Winner declared in Haiti vote
- COSTA RICA-NICARAGUA: Fresh tensions ahead of key deadline
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Cupid’s arrow breaches Peruvian minister’s defences
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 24 November 2016 (WR-16-46)

Leader
- Embattled Bachelet seeks respite as suspicion falls on Piñera
Andean
- ECUADOR: Correa rolls out the red carpet for Xi
- COLOMBIA: Santos moves ahead without support of ‘no’ camp
- VENEZUELA: Mediators scramble as dialogue stalls
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: The rise and fall of Rio de Janeiro
- ARGENTINA: Macri forced on the defensive
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Guerrero violence puts spotlight on poppy trade
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Elections hailed as improvement
- REGION: Rallying in the face of a Trump presidency
Postscript
- As homicide rate falls in El Salvador, police murders increase
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 17 November 2016 (WR-16-45)

Leader
- Government and Farc seal new peace accord
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Back on defensive over corruption
- VENEZUELA: Positive words but little else so far
- ECUADOR: Petroecuador submerged in scandal
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: The struggle for electronic voting
- BRAZIL: Fully opening up the ‘pre-salt’ to private exploitation
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Bracing for deportations
- MEXICO: New Turn in Veracruz soap opera
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Complaints grow over elections
- HONDURAS: “Re-planting” relations with the US
Postscript
- El Salvador averts default
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 10 November 2016 (WR-16-44)

Leader
- Mexico faces up to the consequences of Trump’s triumph
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro attacks Hausmann, Citibank
- PERU: Protesters condemn central bank politicisation
- COLOMBIA: Santos claims swift progress with Farc
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff makes tentative comeback
- URUGUAY: Rising star in Uruguay’s political firmament
- ARGENTINA: Warnings over ‘Festival of Bonds’
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Maritime freight industry struggles
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Ortega sweeps to victory
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Chile’s ruling coalition gives Bachelet bloody nose
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 03 November 2016 (WR-16-43)

Leader
- Brazil shifts to the right in municipal elections
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Fernández plays the Ecuadorean defence
- PARAGUAY: Cartes puts re-election cards on the table
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Back to the drawing board
- COLOMBIA: Santos state visit solidifies UK ties
- ECUADOR: All to play for with half of voters undecided
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Pressure growing on Sinaloa cartel
- MEXICO: Financial black hole in Veracruz
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Saca arrest puts spotlight on Arena
- HONDURAS: Zelaya preps Libre for 2017
- GUATEMALA: Police raid claims high-profile fatality
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Nicaraguan protesters denounce Ortega’s dynastic pretentions
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 27 October 2016 (WR-16-42)

Leader
- Chile’s Bachelet and ruling coalition dealt electoral blow
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Cunha: down, but not out
- ARGENTINA: Church opens the archives
- ARGENTINA-URUGUAY: Better chemistry
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Time to save democracy
- VENEZUELA: Rating agencies cut Pdvsa
- COLOMBIA: Tax reform faces political obstacles
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Governors on the run
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Party political dispute holds up key fiscal pact
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Varela and Santos strike security deal; skirt trade dispute
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 20 October 2016 (WR-16-41)

Leader
- Peru’s Kuczynski seeks to overcome corruption setback
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Capriles unfazed by institutional bullying
- ECUADOR: Election season declared
- BOLIVIA: A new source of tension with the unions
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires governor threatened
- ARGENTINA: Tangle over education tests
- BRAZIL: Riots underline urgent need for prison reform
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: A tale of two extraditions
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Repression concerns grow ahead of elections
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Colombia’s Santos tries to keep pressure on
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 13 October 2016 (WR-16-40)

Leader
- Fernández begins fightback but Macri is in the ascendancy
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos launches two new peace negotiations
- VENEZUELA: Ramos condemns TSJ’s ‘criminal attitude’
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer pushes ahead with austerity plan
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Resurgence of violence poses political problem
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: A new humanitarian crisis
- HONDURAS: Shadows lengthen again
Postscript
- Peru and Ecuador focus on energy integration
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 06 October 2016 (WR-16-39)

Leader
- ‘No’ vote shatters illusions of peace in Colombia
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Debate rages over the next VP
- ECUADOR: Ruling AP selects presidential candidate
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: PT and PMDB suffer electoral setbacks
- REGION: Temer visits Buenos Aires and Asunción
- CHILE: Bachelet presents ‘austere’ budget
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Mexico City fights against budget cuts
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Spectre of default looms
- GUATEMALA: Corruption complications drag on for Morales
Postscript
- Peru’s Kuczynski earns congressional breakthrough
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 29 September 2016 (WR-16-38)

Leader
- Santos and Timochenko commit to new future for Colombia
Andean
- PERU: Sendero and Farc: not the same
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: New campaign rules come under fire
- ARGENTINA: Peronist unity still a long way off
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Future scenarios in bilateral ties with US
- MEXICO: The changing face of the PRI?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Security concerns overshadow final stretch
Postscript
- Gearing up for life after Correa
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 22 September 2016 (WR-16-37)

Leader
- Venezuela faces major diplomatic setback
Andean
- VENEZUELA: CNE refuses to bend
- PERU: Fujimorismo takes firm action after defection
- COLOMBIA: Santos snubs Uribe amid positive polls
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Welcoming back the Fund
- BRAZIL: Temer defends Rousseff impeachment before UN
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Zerón appointment overshadows Grito
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Opposition in disarray
- HONDURAS: Police and mara purge
- GUATEMALA: Morales’ credibility suffers a knock
Postscript
- UK-Argentine diplomatic thaw provokes backlash
- UN General Assembly speeches
- UN General Assembly speeches

Weekly Report - 15 September 2016 (WR-16-36)

Leader
- Peru’s Kuczynski prioritises economy and security
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Deciphering the smoke signals
- ECUADOR: Opposition alleges a conspiracy
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- REGION: Democracy slips a little in the ratings
- BRAZIL: Lula – “the maestro of an orchestra of criminals”
- ARGENTINA: Tackling insecurity in Rosario
- CHILE: Bachelet faces more mining problems
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Mass marches pile pressure on Peña Nieto
- MEXICO: Meade tables austere budget
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: No need for bespoke Cicig?
Postscript
- Colombia’s Santos admits there is no fallback plan
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 08 September 2016 (WR-16-35)

Leader
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto on back foot as Videgaray resigns
Mexico & Nafta
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: MUD seeks momentum after huge march
- BOLIVIA: Mining unrest turns deadly
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil’s Pandora’s Box of scandal
- CHILE: Lagos to run for the presidency
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Campaigns underway
- CUBA: Drilling for cash
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Argentina’s Macri gets legal fillip
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 01 September 2016 (WR-16-34)

Leader
- Deep scars in Brazil will take time – and leadership – to heal
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Paes sets sights on higher office
- ARGENTINA: A winnable war on drugs?
- ARGENTINA: Macri seeks wider coalition
- PARAGUAY: Opposition spoils re-election hopes for Cartes
- PARAGUAY: Deadly EPP attack puts Cartes on the back foot
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Caracas 1-S march last chance to push for timely recall
- PERU: Thorne sets out his stall
- COLOMBIA: Referendum approved as campaigning starts
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Downbeat outlook as GDP contracts
- MEXICO: Trumps day trip to Mexico
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: The Zelayas divide again
Postscript
- Mexican federal police shaken up
- Quotes of the Week

Weekly Report - 25 August 2016 (WR-16-33)

Leader
- Farc deal sealed in Cuba but referendum challenge remains
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro reaches back to 2004 for scare tactics
- PERU: Zavala wins backing after grilling by congress
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: President in the dock
- CHILE: Bachelet hits record low
- ARGENTINA: Macri dealt legal blow as trade unions mass
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Violence reverting to Calderón levels
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Ravaged by Zika
- PANAMA: Varela called to account over a pledge
Postscript
- Costa Rica’s Solís slips to nadir
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 18 August 2016 (WR-16-32)

Leader
- Mexico braced for violence after abduction of drug kingpin’s son
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Massive march demands governor’s resignation
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: López sentence appeal thrown out
- BOLIVIA: Morales faces fresh unrest from miners
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri heckling gets out of hand
- BRAZIL: Electoral alliances ever more complex
- BRAZIL: Petrobras makes some progress out of the rough
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Twin boon for Sánchez Cerén
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina announces ambitious four-year plan
- CUBA: Fidel Castro turns 90, the Revolution clings on
- GUATEMALA: Trying where his predecessors have failed
Postscript
- Peru’s Fujimori absolved of embezzlement charge
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 11 August 2016 (WR-16-31)

Leader
- Venezuelan opposition thwarted in attempt to dislodge Maduro
Andean
- PERU: Kuczynski kicks off with regional tour
- COLOMBIA: Public could reject peace referendum
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff closer to exit door
- ARGENTINA: Political polarisation grows
- PARAGUAY: New kidnapping prompts military shake-up
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Zapata’s spirit stalks Zócalo
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Official secrets legislation under fire
- PANAMA: Relations with Colombia under strain
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- “No mistakes” in Venezuelan oil policy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 04 August 2016 (WR-16-30)

Leader
- Ortega delivers hammer blow to Nicaraguan democracy
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Funding questions ahead of vote
Andean
- PERU: Kuczynski gets taste of challenge ahead
- VENEZUELA: Maduro appoints controversial interior minister
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Speedy impeachment around the corner
- BRAZIL: Temer in hot water over state debt-relief bill
- BRAZIL: Lula under uncomfortable scrutiny
- CHILE: Bachelet under attack on new fronts
- ARGENTINA: Macri deepens Mexico ties as Mercosur stumbles
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Surge in violence puts government on back foot
Postscript
- Argentina’s Macri battling to outflank trade unions
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 28 July 2016 (WR-16-29)

Leader
- Brazil gets Zika fillip on eve of Olympics
Andean
- PERU: Fujimori pardon request dominates transition
- VENEZUELA: Informants in nephews’ case murdered
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Lula and Dilma will not attend opening ceremony
- BRAZIL: Impeachment, elections, Olympics put Brazil on pause
- BRAZIL: Tentative signs Brazil is bottoming out
- PARAGUAY: Preparing to defend Petropar from international lawsuit
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Obama seeks to buoy Peña Nieto’s spirits
- MEXICO: Mayoral murders raise security concerns
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales faces protests and high-level resignations
- CUBA: Fariñas stages fresh hunger strike
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Argentine trade unions moot convergence to challenge Macri
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 21 July 2016 (WR-16-28)

Leader
- Peru’s Kuczynski unveils cabinet: strong on expertise, weak on politics?
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: New speaker Maia gets to work
- BRAZIL: Security steps up a gear as Rio prepares for Games
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Getting ready for referendum on peace
- VENEZUELA: Henry Ramos Allup ups the ante against TSJ
- VENEZUELA: No to dialogue, no to referendum
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- Peña Nieto short on political options
- TRACKING TRENDS
Caribbean & Central America
- EL SALVADOR: Constitutional chamber delivers historic ruling
Postscript
- Cuba and the US - one year on
- Quotes of the Week

Weekly Report - 14 July 2016 (WR-16-27)

Leader
- Brazil’s Cunha suffers serious reverse
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Ruling marks another blow for Kirchnerismo
- ARGENTINA: Trouble with the gas
- PARAGUAY: Court rules on ‘Curuguaty massacre’
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Citibank throws a spanner in the works
- VENEZUELA: Military assumes wider powers
- PERU: Kuczynski opts for technocrat ally as prime minister
- COLOMBIA: Government and Farc launch joint coca programme
- ECUADOR: Correa continues to play coy
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Document reveals relative strength of DTOs
- MEXICO: Outgoing governors seek anti-corruption shield
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Doubts over poverty reduction figures
Postscript
- Argentine-Russian helicopter deal on the cards
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 07 July 2016 (WR-16-26)

Leader
- Pacific Alliance vows to learn lessons from Brexit
Andean
- VENEZUELA: To default or not to default?
- BOLIVIA: Morales challenged by unions
- PERU: Petroperú could face reform after fresh spill
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rio on edge with one month to go to Olympics
- ARGENTINA: Discrediting Kirchnerismo
- CHILE: Bachelet’s education reform roundly rejected
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Osorio Chong blinks first
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Murillo orders austerity measures
- GUATEMALA: Mining back in the spotlight
- PANAMA: Varela gives two-year balance sheet
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Colombia’s Farc announces end to ‘war tax’
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 30 June 2016 (WR-16-25)

Leader
- Assessing the impact of Brexit on Latin America
Andean Countries
- COLOMBIA: Details of demobilisation divulged
- VENEZUELA: The Three Amigos – shoulder to shoulder
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff cleared over creative accounting measures
- BRAZIL: Temer vetoes plans for further FDI in airlines
- BRAZIL: Real strengthens, inflation still troubling
- ARGENTINA: Macri advances with adjustment
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto pursues new tack
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Fears grow over a one party state
- PANAMA: Canal expansion project unveiled
Postscript
- US chain opens first of three Cuban hotels
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 June 2016 (WR-16-24)

Leader
- Colombian peace deal within touching distance
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro desperate to avoid OAS censure
- BOLIVIA-CHILE: Bachelet gambles on an old dispute
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri confronts corruption and drugs challenge
- BRAZIL: ‘Operation Car Wash’ switches focus back to PT
- BRAZIL: Rio declares public state of calamity
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Teacher protests result in fatal clashes
- MEXICO: Just one president left standing
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Heading into fresh uncertainty
- HONDURAS: Government denies that military killed Cáceres
Postscript
- Chile cracking down on corruption?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 June 2016 (WR-16-23)

Leader
- Peña Nieto and PRI seek to regain initiative in Mexico
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Kerry announces US talks
- PERU: Fujimoristas condition Kuczynski cooperation
- ECUADOR: Correa optimistic for 2017
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Cunha nears the end of the line
- BRAZIL: Temer accused in Machado testimony
- BRAZIL: Meirelles unveils 20-year cap on spending plans
- PARAGUAY: Fatal fire puts focus on prison overcrowding
- ARGENTINA: Macri starting to struggle after six months
- CHILE: Burgos bails as Bachelet hits rock bottom
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Ortega resorts to familiar tactics
Postscript
- Colombia’s congress shields future peace accords
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 June 2016 (WR-16-22)

Leader
- Kuczynski wins Peru’s most nail-biting election
Andean
- VENEZUELA-REGION: Bolivarians turn to gold for salvation
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: ‘The circus catches fire’
- CHILE: Bachelet fans further press freedom concerns
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Reborn PAN rolls back PRI hegemony
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Congress faces corruption crackdown
- CUBA: Optimism as government legalises small businesses
- ST LUCIA: Opposition UWP back after five-year hiatus
Postscript
- Argentine government strikes utility tariff deal with governors
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 June 2016 (WR-16-21)

Leader
- Contrasting elections on Hispaniola
Andean
- VENEZUELA: All eyes on the referendum
- COLOMBIA: Government wrestles with widespread protests
- PERU: Mendoza enters fray behind flagging Kuczynski
- BOLIVIA: Morales moots another referendum
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Another minister gone, more revelations feared
- BRAZIL: Recession continues, but could the worst be over?
- ARGENTINA: Macri tries to outflank opposition with amnesty
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Mass grave threatens to damage authorities
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela faces familiar unrest
Postscript
- El Salvador’s congress agrees on security funding
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 26 May 2016 (WR-16-20)

Leader
- Ecuador’s Correa puts positive gloss on dismal picture
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro spends US$20m on military exercises
- PERU: Fujimori exposes Kuczynski’s lack of ringcraft
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Violent protests mar Bachelet’s address
- ARGENTINA: Macri ramps up bid to reshape foreign policy
- BRAZIL: Temer administration shaken by tape recordings
- URUGUAY: Opposition slams Vázquez over tax increase
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Electoral process probed in five states
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales tested over corruption
- NICARAGUA: Opposition selects candidate to face Ortega
Postscript
- UN puts Honduran impunity rate at over 90%
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 May 2016 (WR-16-19)

Leader
- Opposition dismay as Maduro decrees national state of exception
Andean
- PERU: Corruption scandal could swing balance for Kuczynski
- COLOMBIA: Major accord over minors
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Education sector mobilises once again
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer’s first week characterised by missteps
- BRAZIL: Lula accused of obstruction of justice
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina cruises but make-up of congress unclear
- HAITI: Another deadline comes and goes
- CUBA: Alarming rise in Cuban rafters
Postscript
- Brazil lashes out at Rousseff’s regional allies
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 May 2016 (WR-16-18)

Leader
- Brazil takes momentous step: Rousseff suspended, Temer takes over
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri launches counterattack
- CHILE: Setback for Bachelet over labour reform
- PARAGUAY: Students force Cartes’s hand
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Violence erupts as opposition demands recall
- ECUADOR: Cabinet shake-up follows earthquake
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: First marijuana, next opium poppies?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Burying the gang truce
- HONDURAS: Cáceres murder probe progresses
- PANAMA: A further knock to Panama’s image
Postscript
- Medina poised for re-election in Dominican Republic
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 05 May 2016 (WR-16-17)

Leader
- Argentina’s Macri in race against time
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff reaches the end of the line
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Venezuelans join a political queue
- PERU: Kuczynski gets tough on security and corruption
- COLOMBIA: ELN talks suspended over hostages
- BOLIVIA: Morales and COB strike deal but unrest persists
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Environmental emergency declared
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: The Brits are back
- COSTA RICA: Cooperation with China back in the spotlight
- NICARAGUA: Military cooperation with Russia raises eyebrows
Postscript
- The Adonia makes a historic trip
- Quotes of the Week

Weekly Report - 28 April 2016 (WR-16-16)

Leader
- Santos assembles Colombia’s peace cabinet
Andean
- PERU: Game on as Kuczynski overhauls Keiko
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Preparing for a bitter divorce
- BRAZIL: Brazil under Temer
- CHILE: Support for constitutional change
- PARAGUAY: Congress begins purging supreme court
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Marijuana move overshadowed by Iguala report
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Seventh party congress comes and goes
- NICARAGUA: More worrying signs ahead of November
- BELIZE-GUATEMALA: Flare-up of bilateral tensions
Postscript
- Brazilians losing faith in democracy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 21 April 2016 (WR-16-15)

Leader
- Brazil’s Rousseff one big step closer to impeachment
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Buy a bond, lose a job
- ARGENTINA: Time Warp deaths highlight drug problem
- CHILE: Concern over ‘gag law’
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- ECUADOR: Ecuador’s troubles intensify
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: On the defensive again
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Shoring up ties with the US
Postscript
- Venezuela’s national assembly presses on – but to what end?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 14 April 2016 (WR-16-14)

Leader
- Kuczynski survives to fight duel with Fujimori
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Running on fumes
- COLOMBIA: Increased attacks by ELN, Clan Úsuga threaten to hinder peace process
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil prepares for impeachment vote
- ARGENTINA: Fernández returns
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Daphne case arrest orders issued
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Election date up in the air
- HONDURAS: Police reform gets underway
Postscript
- Colombia’s Santos talks trade and security in Central America
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 07 April 2016 (WR-16-13)

Leader
- As guerrilla threat recedes in Colombia, paramilitary threat grows
Andean
- PERU: Congressional elections hold key to success
- VENEZUELA: Women get ironing leave
- ECUADOR: Increase in sin taxes rankles
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Senate gives Macri sword to cut Gordian knot
- BRAZIL: Impeachment momentum stalls
- CHILE: Struggling to appease the private sector
- CHILE-BOLIVIA: Morales revives an old complaint
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRI up to old tricks?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela’s transparency claims ring hollow
Postscript
- Cracking down on El Salvador’s mara gangs
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 31 March 2016 (WR-16-12)

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- Obama visit forces a change of engagement
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Digging in for a war of attrition
- ARGENTINA: Celebrating a new map
Andean
- PERU: Inching closer to first female president
- VENEZUELA: Amnesty law threatens institutional standoff
- ECUADOR: Push-back against emergency economic measures
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Oil exports still plummeting
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela finally names the date
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- ELN boost compensates for Farc setback
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 17 March 2016 (WR-16-11)

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- El Salvador braces for all-out war on mara gangs
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: On the edge of chaos
- ARGENTINA: Holdout deal sails through congress
- CHILE: Labour reform leaves nobody happy
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos straining to secure breakthrough
- PERU: Dust yet to settle after expulsions
- VENEZUELA: Governor under pressure over Tumeremo miners
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Military implicated in new rights abuse cases
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: US announces measures ahead of Obama visit
- HAITI: Transition government takes shape
- GUATEMALA: Getting to grips with a priority
Postscript
- Military air crash in Ecuador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 10 March 2016 (WR-16-10)

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- Peru’s electoral process takes a turn for the absurd
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Opposition divided on bid to remove Maduro
- ECUADOR: Correa turns to point man in military dispute
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Ruling FA finally loses grip on slippery eel
- ARGENTINA: Macri clinches support for ‘holdout’ deal
- BRAZIL: Has Rousseff entered the death spiral?
- BRAZIL: Clash between police and tech as Facebook VP arrested
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Chiapas incident reignites Mando Único debate
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Hernández under strong pressure over Cáceres case
Postscript
- Colombia’s Santos launches great national energy crusade
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 03 March 2016 (WR-16-09)

Leader
- A bad week for Cunha and Rousseff in Brazil
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Family drama puts Morales on the defensive
- VENEZUELA: Supreme court ringfences itself
- ECUADOR: Defence minister claims to be lamb to the slaughter
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Holdouts deal almost done
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Calibrating the Trump effect
Central America & Caribbean
- JAMAICA: Opposition JLP wins by slimmest margin
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina uses annual address as campaign rally
- NICARAGUA: Opposition activists attacked
Postscript
- Uruguay’s Vázquez sees support plummet
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 25 February 2016 (WR-16-08)

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- Bolivia reaches turning point
Andean
- VENEZUELA: What is Camimpeg?
- PERU: Guzmán gets all clear – or does he?
- COLOMBIA: Armed Farc rally puts paid to peace deadline
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: First major protests against Macri presidency
- BRAZIL: Santana arrest brings threat closer to Rousseff
- BRAZIL: Moody’s downgrades Brazil to junk
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Government stung into action
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Havana prepares for its biggest visit yet
- GUATEMALA: New congress, old problems
- EL SALVADOR: Funes and Saca replace Flores in the dock
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Caburga curse for Chile’s Bachelet
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 18 February 2016 (WR-16-07)

Leader
- No holds barred: Pope wrestles with biggest challenges on Mexico visit
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro bites the bullet
- PERU: Reading the runes amid electoral uncertainty
- COLOMBIA: ELN goes on the attack as peace talks founder
- BOLIVIA: Scandal shakes up re-election referendum campaign
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri’s difficult dealings with the unions
- ARGENTINA: Macri keeps winning over Peronists
- BRAZIL: Rousseff plays stateswoman as impeachment threat recedes
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Interim president steps into the breach
- JAMAICA: Electoral campaign turns ugly
Postscript
- Homicide rate down by over a quarter in Honduras
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 11 February 2016 (WR-16-06)

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- Santos wins major cash injection as US revamps Plan Colombia
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Opposition moots advancing presidential election
- BOLIVIA-BRAZIL: Morales and Rousseff re-energise ties
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Haircut but not severe
- BRAZIL: Few good options available to tackle Zika
- BRAZIL: Government considers flexible fiscal target
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto reshuffles cabinet to address oil crisis
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Another caretaker government takes office
- COSTA RICA: Solís suffers electoral setback
- HONDURAS: Supreme court appointments excite controversy
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Correa locks horns with military
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 04 February 2016 (WR-16-05)

Leader
- Argentina’s Macri faces crucial talks at home and abroad
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rallying to fight Zika
- BRAZIL: Rousseff roundly booed by congress
- BRAZIL: Back to the future?
- PARAGUAY: Cartes combats clientelism
- CHILE: Bachelet amends tax reform
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Cval – well past its sell-by date
- PERU: Guzmán emerges as latest ‘outsider’ for top job
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Osorio Chong guns for peace in Guerrero
- MEXICO: Mexico City gets a constitutional upgrade
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Top court in crisis
- CUBA: Vive Cuba!
Postscript
- Death of Flores casts doubt over seminal corruption case
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 28 January 2016 (WR-16-04)

Leader
- Zika takes Latin America by storm
Andean
- ECUADOR: Opposition forges ‘unity’ coalition
- PERU: Camisea and corruption move centre stage
- VENEZUELA: An ominous sign, as tensions continue to simmer
- BOLIVIA: Another drugs embarrassment for Morales
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri makes breakthrough at Davos
- BRAZIL: Impeachment threat recedes for now
- BRAZIL: Markets despair at central bank move
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peso depreciation sparks political debate
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Still no elections
- GUATEMALA: Cracks emerge in the military
- CUBA: Opening up the trade route
Postscript
- Colombia earns ringing endorsement
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 21 January 2016 (WR-16-03)

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- Major advance in Farc talks but funding peace raises concerns
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro declares emergency
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Ancap provides Vázquez with serious dilemma
- ARGENTINA: Kirchnerismo gets rallying point against Macri
- BRAZIL: Rio murders down, but disappearances up
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRI claims victory in Colima (again)
- MEXICO: Mass abduction cases re-emerge in Guerrero
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales assumes his latest role
- PANAMA: Doubts build as latest expansion deadline nears
Postscript
- Honduras gets its anti impunity commission
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 14 January 2016 (WR-16-02)

Leader
- What does Guzmán’s recapture mean for Mexico and Peña Nieto?
Mexico & Nafta
- Basave’s brinkmanship leaves PRD reeling
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Amid the tension a glimmer of hope
- PERU: Keiko under attack as campaign season kicks off
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Image tainted by corruption scandals
- PARAGUAY: Cartes marks the New Year with his first cabinet reshuffle
- BRAZIL: Petrobras cuts investment
- BRAZIL: Lula and Rousseff accused in Car Wash latest
- ARGENTINA-URUGUAY : Macri shares his first asado with Vázquez
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Bulging in-tray for new attorney general
Postscript
- Macri slams Argentina’s security forces
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 07 January 2016 (WR-16-01)

Leader
- Macri strikes at the heart of Kirchnerismo
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: The war within the PMDB
- BRAZIL: New Year, same worries
- CHILE: Cracks re-emerge in ruling coalition
Andean
- VENEZUELA: A sinking ship?
- COLOMBIA: Santos visits Farc birthplace for mayoral ceremony
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Indigenous plight takes centre stage
- MEXICO: Morelos mayor murdered
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Elections postponed as political crisis intensifies
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- High hopes for a Macri Mercosur makeover
- Quotes of the week

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