Weekly Mancha

What We Are Reading 2/11/2013 – 2/18/2013

Breaking news and high quality LATAM journalism

Featured Story – Venezuelan Devaluation 

Venezuela devalúa el bolívar casi un 32% pese a la ausencia de Chávez (El Pais)
Venezuela devaluation hits U.S., European companies (Reuters)
Venezuelan devaluation sparks panic (FT)
The not-so-strong bolívar (Economist)
Chavez Devaluation Puts Venezuelans to Queue on Price Raise (Bloomberg)
En el chavismo critican la devaluación y el alza de precios (El Nacional, Venezuela)
Temen aumento del contrabando en la frontera (El Nacional, Venezuela)
Halliburton to Take $30 Million Loss From Venezuelan Devaluation – (WSJ)

And in other news…

Mexico scrambles as violence threatens tourism zones (LAT)
Brazil tries to fight cocaine trafficking at huge, porous borders (WaPo)
Three Colombian Police Killed Along Venezuelan Border Amid Smuggling Activities (Miami Herald)
Supermercados chinos piden que los proveedores también tengan precios congelados (La Nacion, Argentina)
Time to Shift Focus in Relations with Mexico (Council of the Americas)
Pobladores de Oaxaca se arman contra violencia (El Universal, Mexico)
El fantasma de la inflación acorrala a Argentina (El Pais)

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