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Weekly Report - 26 March 2015 (WR-15-12)

Leader
- Peru’s Humala faces threat of spiralling social conflicts
Andean
- ECUADOR: Correa faces down large-scale protests
- BOLIVIA: Democracy concerns build ahead of elections
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Not downgraded yet
- BRAZIL: Calheiros and Cunha try to slow fiscal adjustment
- ARGENTINA: UK accused of “cheap nationalism” over Falklands
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Grim electoral prospects for PRD
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Press freedom concerns ahead of elections
- CUBA: EU chases up Havana
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Disturbing security development in Dominican Republic
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 March 2015 (WR-15-11)

Leader
- Rousseff responds to Brazil protests with anti-corruption measures
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: UDI head and mining CEO fall over Pentagate
- ARGENTINA: Big boost for Macri as UCR joins primary coalition
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Corruption scandal has far-reaching repercussions
- VENEZUELA: Nicolás Maduro – nothing if not a survivor
- ECUADOR: Outspoken Correa’s domestic political agenda
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Violence heightens concerns over Guerrero vote
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Martelly sets the date (again)
- CENTRAL AMERICA: Boosting ties with Mexico
Postscript
- Will spectre of drug-trafficking haunt Suriname’s Bouterse?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 March 2015 (WR-15-10)

Leader
- Colombian peace process enters uncharted waters
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro rallies the troops
- PERU: Dialogue process yields electoral reform
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Politicians implicated in Petrobras scandal named
- BRAZIL: Few reasons to be cheerful
- ARGENTINA: Gearing up for primary season
- ARGENTINA-URUGUAY: Nin Novoa tries to get ties back on track
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Former ‘self-defence group’ leaders released
- MEXICO: Slammed by the UN over record yet again
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- REGION: Biden back in the region
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Vázquez placates opposition but not FA radicals
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 05 March 2015 (WR-15-09)

Leader
- Mexico’s ‘La Tuta’ captured; Murillo Karam released
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos makes decisive gesture in peace talks
- VENEZUELA: Maduro launches ‘reciprocal’ sanctions against US
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Vintage Vázquez on display
- ARGENTINA: Nisman case: not over yet
- BRAZIL: ‘Operation Car Wash’ hits PMDB-PT alliance
- BRAZIL: Real down, interest rates up
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Voting fiasco but no fraud
- CUBA: Another suspicious arms shipment rocks the boat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Violent protests prompt closure of Dominican consulates in Haiti
- A ‘best of’ tribute to José Mujica as he leaves office

Weekly Report - 26 February 2015 (WR-15-08)

Leader
- Caracas mayor arrested, protester killed as Maduro’s conspiracy claims grow
Andean
- PERU: Humala accuses Chile of spying
- COLOMBIA: Broader ‘transitional justice’ — but which way?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Bachelet suffers popularity plunge
- BRAZIL: Moody’s downgrades Petrobras to junk
- BRAZIL: Government seeks swift resolution to truckers’ strike
- ARGENTINA: Fernández tunes up for her swan song
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Polls suggest dim prospects for PRI in June
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela marks another difference with his predecessor
- CUBA: Discord in the Damas
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Opposition ends Douglas dominance in St Kitts
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 February 2015 (WR-15-07)

Leader
- ‘March of silence’ and other Nisman-related events have major political implications
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Petrobras investigation moves into the political realm
- BRAZIL: Water levels rise, and so do electricity prices
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA: López remains defiant one year on
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Enforced disappearances come under international scrutiny
- MEXICO-US: Lawsuit halts Obama’s immigration plan
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Strengthening ties with Moscow
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Uruguay’s Mujica makes way for Vázquez
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 February 2015 (WR-15-06)

Leader
- Peru’s Humala responds to “political noise”
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Complex ‘new’ exchange system unveiled
- BOLIVIA: Morales names crucial appointment
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Real weakens as political realities begin to bite
- BRAZIL: New Petrobras CEO worries investors
- PARAGUAY: Protests mount against Cartes
- ARGENTINA: Waiting for the post-Kirchner era
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Awaiting outcome of critical UN hearings
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PLD moots reform to permit Medina’s re-election
- COSTA RICA: Solís suffers setback
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- A Northern Triangle customs union?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 05 February 2015 (WR-15-05)

Leader
- Pope Francis and Giuliani vie for influence in El Salvador
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Main opposition on the ropes
- VENEZUELA: Maduro warns of “an international attack”
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: CEO and five directors quit Petrobras
- ARGENTINA: Pressure and incompetence mar Nisman probe
- PARAGUAY: Missing cocaine fuels ‘narcopolitics’ concerns
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Will mid-terms bring a realignment of the Left?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís struggles with key pledges
Postscript
- Chile and Dominican Republic ignite abortion debate
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 29 January 2015 (WR-15-04)

Leader
- Mexico’s Peña Nieto might be losing his mojo
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Commemorating ‘Democracy Day’
- VENEZUELA: Reading Maduro’s mood swings
- BOLIVIA: Morales reshuffles cabinet for third term
- PERU: Humala dealt humbling defeat by congress
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Fernández plans reform of intelligence services
- BRAZIL: São Paulo plans further water rationing in April
Central America & Caribbean
- GUYANA: Ramotar goes to polls to end political crisis
- CUBA: Fidel gives the nod, Raúl demands Guantánamo back
- PANAMA: Swings and roundabouts for Martinelli
Postscript
- Colombia’s Santos moots post-conflict gendarmerie
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 22 January 2015 (WR-15-03)

Leader
- Nisman’s death rocks Argentina’s Fernández
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: UDI thirsting for revenge
- BRAZIL: Consumers hit by package of tax hikes
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- PERU: Humala struggles to fend off spying accusations
- VENEZUELA: Maduro’s speech falls short of expectations
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Long wait over for Mexican truckers
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: US officials descend on Havana en masse
- GUATEMALA: Pérez Molina presents balance sheet
- HAITI: ‘Consensus cabinet’ fails to convince
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Correa looks beyond oil
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 15 January 2015 (WR-15-02)

Leader
- Lighting the fuse on Venezuelan powder keg
Andean
- PERU: Humala promises to clamp down on corruption
- ANDEAN: Ecuador’s CAN-do attitude riles neighbours
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Cracks widen between PT and PMDB
- BRAZIL: Tax rises imminent, but no “bagful of horrors”
- ARGENTINA: Amia prosecutor accuses Fernández of cover-up
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Unrest in troubled states raises electoral doubts
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Five years on Haiti remains on shaky ground
- HONDURAS: Turning a corner
Postscript
- Tension mounts ahead of key elections in El Salvador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 08 January 2015 (WR-15-01)

Leader
- Tough start to second term for Brazil's Rousseff
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Abortion gaffe claims first cabinet casualty
- ARGENTINA: Presidential candidates begin to make their moves
- TRACKING TRENDS
Andean
- VENEZUELA-ECUADOR: China offers lifeline – cost unknown
- COLOMBIA: ELN joins peace process
- BOLIVIA: MAS completes line-up ahead of elections
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Peña Nieto takes up arms against sea of troubles
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: What does 2015 hold in store for Cubans?
- HAITI: New Year’s resolution to political crisis looks unlikely
Postscript
- Uruguay’s First Lady to run for election in Montevideo
- Quotes of the week

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