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Weekly Report - 30 October 2014 (WR-14-43)

Leader
- Short honeymoon awaits Brazil’s victorious Rousseff
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: FA clings on to majorities
- ARGENTINA: A strange and convenient attack
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Farc leadership bolsters presence in Cuba
- BOLIVIA: Wasting no time
- VENEZUELA: Military consolidates its grip
- PERU: Congress takes action to tackle regional corruption
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Guerrero follows Michoacán’s lead
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Continuing to patch up relations
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Venezuela’s Maduro breathes sigh of relief
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 October 2014 (WR-14-42)

Leader
- Receding pink tide in Latin America would leave radicals exposed
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff’s momentum builds ahead of finale
- BRAZIL: São Paulo’s water crisis worsens
- URUGUAY: Ruling FA looks rattled heading into elections
- ARGENTINA: First Latin American satellite launched
- CHILE: Politicians embroiled in campaign finance scandal
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Keep calm and carry on
- BOLIVIA: Electoral authorities under fire
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Iguala crisis drags on, spreads
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Taxing times for Panama-Colombia relations
- HONDURAS: Finally, a deal with the IMF
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Correa heads to Qatar cap in hand
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 October 2014 (WR-14-41)

Leader
- History-making Morales secures third straight term in Bolivia
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Getting fired up over the peace process
- PERU-REGION: Soldiers first, tanks second, says Humala
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Too close to call
- ARGENTINA: Government and opposition square up over supreme court
- URUGUAY: Mujica drops regal pretensions
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Damaging impact of Iguala ignominy
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Arena faces electoral backlash
- CUBA: Castro and NYT sing from the same hymn sheet
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Dominican Republic convulsed by health scandal
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 October 2014 (WR-14-40)

Leader
- Neves to face Rousseff in Brazil run-off
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: New central bank president seeks to calm
- CHILE: Mapuche conflict flares up
Andean
- PERU: National parties obliterated in regional elections
- COLOMBIA: Cárdenas tables tax reform to propel development
- VENEZUELA: “Strange events” in Caracas
- BOLIVIA: Morales prepares for victory
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRD gets stuck in a Guerrero trap
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Closing a chapter?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Political earthquake in El Salvador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 October 2014 (WR-14-39)

Leader
- Colombian government opts to publish details of peace accords
Andean
- BOLIVIA: MAS in search of a key vote
- ECUADOR: Correa warns about resurgence of Right
- VENEZUELA: Violent crime hits at the heart of the PSUV
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff’s election to lose
- BRAZIL: Prospect of PT victory sinks Real and Bovespa
- PARAGUAY: Bishop feels papal fire
- URUGUAY: Opposition guns for government over Guantánamo
- ARGENTINA: Central bank president quits
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Oil fund created
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: The czar reclaims his crown
- PANAMA: PRD tries again
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Chile confounded by anarchist attacks
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 25 September 2014 (WR-14-38)

Leader
- Gearing up for the second round in Brazil
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Imports dry up as economic gloom deepens
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- ECUADOR: Correa faces down protests
- COLOMBIA: Farc demands clarification of paramilitary role
- BOLIVIA: Falling short on another pledge
- BOLIVIA: Mixed response to drug record
- VENEZUELA: The MUD switches direction again
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto seeks to raise Mexico’s global profile
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Flores earns dubious accolade
- GUATEMALA: At odds with the US
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Peru seeks to crack down on illegal logging
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 18 September 2014 (WR-14-37)

Leader
- Peru’s Humala loses final cabinet stalwart
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Adding another spectre - default
- BOLIVIA: Last-minute demands ahead of October showdown
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Highs and lows for Bachelet
- BRAZIL: Social issues dominate election campaign
- BRAZIL: No change at top, despite police corruption scandal
- URUGUAY: Election campaign takes new twist
- ARGENTINA: Peso sinking fast
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: ‘Grito’ takes place amid federal-state power clash
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Ortega’s mining push proves controversial
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- More misery for Brazil’s Batista
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 11 September 2014 (WR-14-36)

Leader
- Maduro’s ‘big shake-up’ through a political lens
Andean
- PERU: Humala allies hit by two crises
- BOLIVIA: MAS tries to keep its supporters in check
- COLOMBIA-VENEZUELA: The strange case of two deportations
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Looking out for a ‘cartel of cartels’
- MEXICO–US: How much has public opinion shifted?
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: UN General Assembly backs Argentina on debt dispute
- BRAZIL: Moody’s weighs in on Brazil mid campaign
- BRAZIL: Despite corruption claims against PT, Silva’s momentum stalls
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Cicig scores a late victory
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Medina continues to pursue measured mining policy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 04 September 2014 (WR-14-35)

Leader
- Peña Nieto drops bombshell in bold bid to revive Mexican economy
Andean
- VENEZUELA: The big shake-up that never was
- BOLIVIA: Morales shows his conciliatory side
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Recession confirmed, but political impact limited
- ARGENTINA: Venezuelan economics
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís’s sincerity complicates task ahead
- EL SALVADOR: Gang truce redux as homicides spike
- CUBA: Flatscreen TVs suddenly got a lot dearer
- PANAMA: And so it begins…
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- No more tomorrows for Ecuador’s Hoy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 28 August 2014 (WR-14-34)

Leader
- Mexico launches stripped-down new police force
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRI seeks referendum to cut size of congress
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Military deployed to Cuba
- PERU: Jarring victory for prime minister
- VENEZUELA: Fedecámaras urges Maduro to play ball
- BOLIVIA: Gruesome murder shakes up campaign
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff threatened by Silva’s rise
- ARGENTINA: Dollar on the rise again
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Health minister admits to collapsed system
- GUATEMALA: More suspicions over militarising security
Postscript
- Mexican authorities in the spotlight after massive acid spill
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 21 August 2014 (WR-14-33)

Leader
- Marina Silva jumps into second place in Brazilian race
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Fernández proposes debt swap in Buenos Aires
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro pledges a healthy and fair economy
- COLOMBIA: Victims turn up the heat on government and Farc
- ECUADOR: Correa gives thumbs up to new deepwater port
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PAN loses moral high ground
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina in fine fettle at halfway point
- HAITI: Electoral setback
- PANAMA: Another Canal expansion?
- HONDURAS: Getting cooperation back on track
Postscript
- Buoyant opposition eyes return to power in Uruguay
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 14 August 2014 (WR-14-32)

Leader
- Santos rejigs cabinet in final push for peace in Colombia
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Colombia fumes over ‘unilateral’ border closures
- BOLIVIA: Reigniting judicial concerns
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Campos’ death shakes up election campaign
- ARGENTINA: Private solution to debt dispute unlikely
- BRAZIL: Rio and São Paulo at odds over water supply
- CHILE: Bachelet in Africa
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto promulgates energy reform
- MEXICO: Morena makes immediate impact
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Wave of dawn arrests and disappearances
- GUATEMALA: Bold plan to drive development
- NORTHERN TRIANGLE: Acting to stem the northbound flow
Postscript
- Convicted criminals seeking election in Peru
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 7 August 2014 (WR-14-31)

Leader
- Latin America unites in condemnation of Israel
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Like oil and water
- PERU: Humala handed two reverses
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: After default, an alternative solution emerges
- BRAZIL: Assessing the strength of the evangelical vote
- BRAZIL: Three companies dominate campaign financing
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Has Puebla’s ‘Ley Bala’ backfired?
- MEXICO: Sinaloa stumbles over ‘Ley Mordaza’
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén gets tax reform but at what cost?
- CUBA: US democracy efforts damaging
- HONDURAS: Hernández celebrates fall in homicides
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Four opposition parties given death sentence in Ecuador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 31 July 2014 (WR-14-30)

Leader
- Obama gets Central American leaders to OK repatriation agenda
Andean
- VENEZUELA-US: Maduro passes two tests
- PERU: Now Urresti must deal with corruption in the police
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil versus Israel
- PARAGUAY: EPP to follow in Farc’s footsteps?
- ARGENTINA: Patria o buitres?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO-US: The border looks different from here
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Echoes of 2011
- NICARAGUA: Rare political violence raises questions
Postscript
- US guns that end up in Central America
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 24 July 2014 (WR-14-29)

Leader
- Is Mexico’s Left impotent over energy reform?
Andean
- PERU: Six and counting
- BOLIVIA: Morales’ “social conscience” raises eyebrows
- VENEZUELA: Maduro’s three key tests
- ECUADOR: Correa shows pragmatic side
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Ruling FA suffers electoral setback
- BRAZIL: Up one place in Human Development Index
- BRAZIL: Cracks appear in ‘clean slate’ law
- ARGENTINA-BRAZIL: Distinct ties with Chinese giant
- ARGENTINA: Default – bad news for Scioli?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: UN chief pays a visit
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Santos and Uribe face off as Colombia’s congress opens
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 17 July 2014 (WR-14-28)

Leader
- Nicaraguan Canal route unveiled
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA-URUGUAY: Battle of the River Plate redux
- BRAZIL: Costs and benefits of the World Cup
- ARGENTINA: New ‘vultures’ ad a reminder time is running out
- ARGENTINA-BRAZIL-REGION: Taking pot shots at the US
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- PERU: Shaking up education to sustain growth
- VENEZUELA: A Revolution in the red
- COLOMBIA: Preparing for the endgame
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO-CENTRAL AMERICA: Flurry of activity to combat child migrant crisis
- MEXICO: Telecoms reform ready for lift off
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Putin revels in symbolism of Havana trip
Postscript
- Unwelcome migrant takes root in region
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 10 July 2014 (WR-14-27)

Leader
- Ecuador’s struggle over the most precious resource of all
Andean
- BOLIVIA: More candidacies launched
- VENEZUELA: The military creep continues
- COLOMBIA: Santos seeks to seize on special moment
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE-BOLIVIA: Maritime dispute takes new course
- BRAZIL: A hammer blow from Germany
- ARGENTINA: The (difficult) birth of Buenos Aires police force
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRI records crushing victories
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Political unity imperilled
- CUBA: Menendez alleges Cuban conspiracy
- PANAMA: PRD crisis grows
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Public security headache for Peru’s Humala
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 03 July 2014 (WR-14-26)

Leader
- Under starter’s orders in Brazil
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Remodelling “model of democracy”
- ARGENTINA: Trouble in Chubut
Andean
- COLOMBIA: ELN takes gloss off ‘Third Way’ summit
- VENEZUELA: Mixed messages from the top
- ECUADOR: Getting the revolution into the Revolution
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Sketchy details on bloody shootout with army
- MEXICO: PAN and PRI exchange barbs as clock ticks
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela takes office
- CUBA: Cuban roadshow tours EU as FDI law takes effect
Postscript
- Peru close to returning unwanted tag to Colombia
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 26 June 2014 (WR-14-25)

Leader
- Chile’s Bachelet faces defining challenges
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Dilma to play the housing card
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- PERU: Humala rings the changes as economy slows
- VENEZUELA: The poison pen
- BOLIVIA: More rumbling from security institutions
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO-CENTRAL AMERICA: A new border surge?
- MEXICO: Michoacán governor resigns
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR-HONDURAS: Model cities to trump little island?
- HONDURAS: Hernández heads South; First Lady North
Postscript
- Latin America struts on the world stage
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 June 2014 (WR-14-24)

Leader
- Santos owes re-election to Colombia’s Left
Andean
- PERU: Regional presidents in the eye of the storm
- VENEZUELA: With friends like these….
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: The politics of default – again
- CHILE: End of the road for Hidroaysén
Mexico & Nafta
- BRAZIL-MEXICO: Latin America’s big – and irritable - two
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: A rocky road ahead for Pérez Molina
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- ABLP returns to power in Antigua & Barbuda
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 June 2014 (WR-14-23)

Leader
- Santos springs two surprises in bid to secure re-election
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Opposition radicals risk playing into government hands
- BOLIVIA: Opposition electoral alliance unlikely
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Government held hostage by Vice-President
- ARGENTINA: Fernández creates new Ministry of Thought
- BRAZIL: Everything to play for
- PARAGUAY: Paraguay hosts successful OAS summit
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PAN ratchets up pressure over key reforms
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén courts business sector
- HAITI: Renewed police concerns
Postscript
- Costa Rica’s Solís given Silicon Valley spur
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 5 June 2014 (WR-14-22)

Leader
- Brazil’s judicial supremo Barbosa steps down
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Vázquez cruises to victory in warm-up
- ARGENTINA: Macri and Fernández meet
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Official rhetoric hardens ahead of PSUV congress
- COLOMBIA: Santos given big boost from the Left
- PERU: Drug strategy takes murky turn
- ECUADOR: Approval of indefinite re-election imminent
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Port promise fails to impress protesters
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez Cerén places emphasis on unity
- NICARAGUA: Rapprochement with the Church?
- COSTA RICA: Solís under pressure to address key priority
- CUBA: Donohue leaves Havana smiling
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Region unites to salute Spain’s abdicating King
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 29 May 2014 (WR-14-21)

Leader
- First blood to Zuluaga as Colombian contest goes the distance
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Noise, noise and more noise
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Security fails first test
- BRAZIL: Government sympathiser leads mixed congressional inquiry
- CHILE: Bachelet forges ahead
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: The transmogrification of ‘Subcomandante Marcos’
- MEXICO: Madero’s call for PAN unity falls on deaf ears
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: New attorney general takes office
- PANAMA: Mending regional spats
- CUBA: “Just another Potemkin village tour”
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Peru targets drug flights from Bolivia and airstrips in Vraem
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 22 May 2014 (WR-14-20)

Leader
- Salvadorean gangs “have a strategy to penetrate key state institutions”
Andean
- VENEZUELA: The mother of all adjustments
- PERU: ‘Elections at risk from deep corruption’
- BOLIVIA: Navy says lakes and rivers are cocaine routes
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Strikes multiply in Rio and São Paulo
- ARGENTINA: Investigation into Boudou to continue
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: In Tamaulipas, a bid to root out embedded collusion
- MEXICO: Revealed: a state in the grip of organised crime
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Now a law for shoot-down in the sea
- HAITI: Martelly moves on more pledges
Postscript
- Unasur leaves Caracas empty handed
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 15 May 2014 (WR-14-19)

Leader
- Closing the chapter on Michoacán self-defence groups?
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Petro back with a bang
- VENEZUELA: Radicals try to fill the vacuum as talks stall
- PERU: New attorney general excites controversy
- BOLIVIA: Deal on the cards with military officers
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Students call time on truce
- ARGENTINA: Sick with violence
- BRAZIL: Strike chaos ahead of World Cup
- BRAZIL: To the north-east in search of votes
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís constructs glass house
- HONDURAS: Tantrums and tear gas in congress
- PANAMA: Wheeling and dealing begins ahead of July
Postscript
- Veteran guerrillas converge on Washington
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 8 May 2014 (WR-14-18)

Leader
- Varela secures the presidency in Panama
Andean
- ECUADOR: Final bid to stop drilling in Yasuní fails
- COLOMBIA: Scandals ensnare Santos and Zuluaga
- VENEZUELA: US keeps up rhetorical pressure
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Marijuana regulations enter force
- CHILE: Battle royal over binominal system in the offing
- BRAZIL: Rousseff slaps down Mantega on tax rises
- BRAZIL: Congressional inquiries for all tastes
- ARGENTINA: Supreme court criticises government over pensions
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: D-day for vigilantes
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Are maras infiltrating security forces?
- HONDURAS: Hernández – 100 days and running
Postscript
- Peru’s first lady in media spotlight again
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 1 May 2014 (WR-14-17)

Leader
- What is stopping Colombia’s Santos from pulling away?
Andean Group
- VENEZUELA: Highest minimum wage in region cannot buy pasta
- ECUADOR: Mayors accuse Correa of encroaching on autonomy
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Speculation rife about official poverty rates
- BRAZIL: Tensions erupt between farmers and indigenous
- BRAZIL: Rousseff: with or without you
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Out with the old, in with the new in Michoacán?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Strikes and protests on eve of elections
- CUBA: Route map agreed for Cuba-EU talks
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Military mutiny stumps Morales
- Quotes of the Week

Weekly Report - 24 April 2014 (WR-14-16)

Leader
- Sánchez Cerén faces resurgence of violence in El Salvador
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos handed boost by Uribistas
- VENEZUELA: Foreign companies take the hit
- BOLIVIA: Two key deals but a new threat for Morales
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Opposition forces unite in show of unity
- BRAZIL: Getting jittery
- BRAZIL: Supreme court limits inquiry to Petrobras
- CHILE-BOLIVIA: Muñoz rebukes Morales over Pacific case
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto files lawsuit against states
- MEXICO: Security strategy under the spotlight
- MEXICO: Pemex presents vision of the future
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Maritime dispute resolved without recourse to the ICJ
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 April 2014 (WR-14-15)

Leader
- For now Venezuelan ‘dialogue’ is little more than talks about talks
Andean
- PERU: Humala mops up SL surrogate Movadef
- COLOMBIA: Santos seeks to stop strike
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Campos and Silva launch their campaign
- BRAZIL: Fighting tooth and nail for Petrobras
- ARGENTINA: Pacification, Argentine style
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: French ties renewed after Hollande visit
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís suffers sucker punch as Intel ups sticks
- PANAMA: The final stretch
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Bachelet’s baptism of fire in Chile
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 10 April 2014 (WR-14-14)

Leader
- Brazil’s Rousseff: running out of power?
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Government braces for general strike
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Retreating from the edge of madness
- PERU: Rooting out regional corruption
- BOLIVIA: Mining proves fresh challenge for Morales
- COLOMBIA: Farc rallies behind Santos
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Michoacán interior minister seized
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís secures presidency with record support
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Sánchez Cerén seeks to defuse tension with Honduras
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 03 April 2014 (WR-14-13)

Leader
- Much talk about talks in Venezuela but so far nothing concrete
Andean
- PERU: Humala to gamble on eradication in the Vraem
- COLOMBIA: Laconic together while airing differences separately
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Another blow against the Templarios
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil’s “proven” resilience is not shock proof, IDB says
- BRAZIL: Fifty years on from the military coup
- ARGENTINA: Opposition seeks to exploit incidents of lynchings
- CHILE: Moving up the drugs-trade ladder
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR-HONDURAS: Another bilateral dispute brews
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Cuban National Assembly approves new foreign investment law
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 27 March 2014 (WR-14-12)

Leader
- Unasur arrives in Caracas to the perfect narrative
Andean
- COLOMBIA-ECUADOR: Santos faces repercussions over Petro’s dismissal
- ECUADOR: Correa wins defamation case over ‘coup’
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Bachelet unflustered by ‘march of marches’
- BRAZIL: PMDB backs down over internet law
- BRAZIL: Rio calls in the army to boost pacification
- ARGENTINA: With a little help from its friends
- ARGENTINA: Teachers’ strike continues unabated
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Mayors extorted by criminals - and legislators?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Martelly and congress strike ‘historic’ accord
- GUATEMALA: Portillo makes key admission
Postscript
- El Salvador’s Funes lays claim to Romero’s legacy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 20 March 2014 (WR-14-11)

Leader
- Sánchez Cerén secures victory in El Salvador, shapes team
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Pointing to the Exit
- ECUADOR: Correa resets political agenda after electoral setback
- PERU: Opposition extracts its pound of flesh
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Cabinet reshuffle fails to end PMDB rebellion
- URUGUAY: Bergara fights rear-guard action against inflation
- ARGENTINA: Turning the tanker around
- CHILE: Muñoz moots Mercosur-Pacific Alliance union
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: What lies behind security chief’s resignation?
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís has his work cut out
- PANAMA: Deal reached over Panama expansion project
Postscript
- A bad week for Brazil’s police
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 13 March 2014 (WR-14-10)

Leader
- Congressional results strengthen prospects for peace in Colombia
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Unasur flies in to rescue peace and democracy
- BOLIVIA: More clouds over relations with Brazil
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Bachelet under pressure to perform
- BRAZIL: Rio’s street cleaners force mayor to back down
- BRAZIL: Planalto versus the Blocão
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Self-defence groups become a hindrance in Michoacán
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto rebuilds relations with neighbours
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Arena challenges wafer-thin FMLN victory
- NICARAGUA: Another electoral victory for Ortega’s FSLN
Postscript
- Striking teachers forced back to school in Argentina
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 06 March 2014 (WR-14-09)

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- Costa Rica has new president - with elections still one month away
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro adds punch to the party
- COLOMBIA: Farc reshuffles negotiating team
- BOLIVIA: Justice remains trying for Morales
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil’s ‘kid glove’ treatment of Venezuela
- ARGENTINA: Mixed perceptions at play in the crisis
- URUGUAY: Mujica snubs Argentines
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Everything at stake in PAN leadership battle
- MEXICO: Trying to size big problems with hazy facts
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina neglects thorny issues in annual address
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Correa eyes re-election
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 27 February 2014 (WR-14-08)

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- Opposition wins key battlegrounds in Ecuador as voters clip Correa’s wings
Andean
- PERU: PM’s exit exposes divisions at heart of government
- VENEZUELA: Maduro opts for six-day party to douse protests
- COLOMBIA: Santos tries to get off the back foot
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: PCC plans audacious prison break
- BRAZIL: Enthusiasm for World Cup and protests on the slide
- ARGENTINA: Repsol deal key to further investment in Vaca Muerta
- CHILE: Mapuche conviction throws up questions for Bachelet
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: ‘El Chapo’ arrest puts Peña Nieto in awkward position
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: FMLN closes in on presidency
- HAITI: Obama’s optimism proves premature
- HONDURAS: Getting drug traffickers out of the air
Postscript
- ‘Bolivarian’ presidents practice what they preach
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 20 February 2014 (WR-14-07)

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- Venezuelan military extends equivocal support to Maduro
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Top brass tainted by fresh scandal
- ECUADOR: Correa faces double defeat in elections
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Azeredo steps down to take heat off PSDB
- BRAZIL: Investigating the black blocs
- ARGENTINA: Coming clean on inflation
- ARGENTINA: Government approves Clarín’s break-up plans
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Preparing for a post-Nafta world
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: A worrying sign in Guatemala
- HONDURAS: Hernández celebrates progress in less than a month
Postscript
- Brazil defectors spotlight Cuba’s medical exports
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 13 February 2014 (WR-14-06)

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- Venezuela erupts in violence as Maduro grapples with economy
Andean
- PERU: Cabinet change with a difference
- COLOMBIA: Could Ramírez become Uribista candidate?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: PSDB starts to fret about ‘mensalão mineiro’
- BRAZIL: Protests in Brazil: Striking the wrong target
- BRAZIL: The shop-athon is over
- ARGENTINA: A privatisation, by any other name
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Joint show of force in Apatzingán
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Struggling to keep up appearances
- CUBA: State department caught off guard by revived debate
Postscript
- Pacific Alliance continues to make waves
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 06 February 2014 (WR-14-05)

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- Left gains upper hand in Costa Rica and El Salvador
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Two threats emerge to Santos - both female
- VENEZUELA: All the news that’s fit to print – but no paper
- ECUADOR: Correa castigates cartoonist
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff asserts her authority
- BRAZIL: Eleven states hit by blackouts
- PARAGUAY: Tensions running high in countryside
- CHILE: Bachelet’s authority tested
- ARGENTINA: Fernández hunts for scapegoats
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto presents bold plan to save Michoacán
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Constitutional changes approved
Postscript
- From black sheep to golden goose - Cuba’s reintegration continues apace
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 30 January 2014 (WR-14-04)

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- Peru wins maritime dispute, but some relief for Chile
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Steady start to relaxation of currency controls
- BRAZIL: Trying to make sense of Rousseff's foreign policy
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Morales names new cabinet; addresses key weakness
- COLOMBIA: Farc leadership tries to smarten up its act
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Vigilantes to be drafted into security organs
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Hernández takes office
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Correa holds forth on double standards
- Quotes of theweek

Weekly Report - 23 January 2014 (WR-14-03)

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- Leftist threatens to tear Costa Rican electoral contest wide apart
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: A key deadline comes and goes
- HONDURAS: Libre fails to shoot down PN-PL in congress
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico
- MEXICO: Federal forces assert authority in Michoacán
Andean
- ECUADOR: Correa celebrates new landmark
- COLOMBIA: Attacks intensify as Farc ceasefire ends
- VENEZUELA: ‘Come fly with me’
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Rousseff heads to Davos to charm investors
- BRAZIL: Maranhão murders put Brazil’s prisons in the spotlight
- ARGENTINA: The curious case of the missing president
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Peru’s Conga gold mine and Cajamarca’s regional president
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 January 2014 (WR-14-02)

Leader
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto rocked by Michoacán mayhem
Mexico
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro – I’m on top of it
- COLOMBIA: Petro dismissal takes new twist
- BOLIVIA: Chinese cooperation continues to take off
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Unhappy with Dilma, PMDB reaches out to Lula
- BRAZIL: Central bank raises interest rates to 10.5%
- ARGENTINA: Arguing over the price of a loaf of bread
- CHILE: South serves up warning for Bachelet
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: FMLN forges lead
- HONDURAS: Lobo’s parting gift to Hernández – a shootdown law
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina halfway there
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Peru plunges into media maelstrom
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 January 2014 (WR-14-01)

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- Waters muddy over Panama Canal expansion project
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Zelaya finds an early cause
- CUBA: Castro cranks up pace of reforms…slightly
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro pledges ‘Pacification Plan’ after ex-Miss murder
- PERU: First Lady steps into firing line
- COLOMBIA: Farc raises concerns over peace process
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Fears Brazil’s party year could impact growth
- BRAZIL: Fifa grumbles as Brazil misses stadia deadline
- ARGENTINA: Economic problems await Fernández on return
- CHILE: Bachelet’s electoral triumph was the easy part
- URUGUAY: Mujica compelled to ring changes
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Zapatistas in spotlight as Nafta turns 20
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Haiti hosts clear-the-air talks with Dominican Republic
- Quotes of the week

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