Latin America News Flash

Peace in Bogotá, Bloc Part in Cali

Breakthrough, or more heart break?

Breakthrough, or more heart break?

A round up of the week’s best LATAM journalism & commentary
5.26.2013 – 6.2.2013

Deal Reached to Reduce Inequality in Colombia (NYT)
Land reform deal a breakthrough in Colombian peace talks (WaPo)
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal on land reform (LAT)
Habla Pablo Catatumbo (Semana, Colombia)
El ELN colombiano deja 10 militares muertos en la frontera con Venezuela (El Pais, Spain)

Gathering of the Pumas

In bloc-happy Latin America, the Pacific Alliance hopes to stand out (Miami Herald)
Costa Rica and Guatemala move closer to joining Pacific Alliance bloc (Miami Herald)
LatAm’s Pacific Pumas (Financial Times)
Pacific Alliance: the most exciting thing going on in LatAm these days (Financial Times)
The Pacific Alliance – Chile’s best option? (The Santiago Times)
‘Pumas del Pacífico’, versión latina de ‘tigres asiáticos’ (Portafolio)
Mercosur debe negociar en bloque con Alianza del Pacífico (El Universal, Colombia)
Alianza del Pacifico cierra Cumbre Con ‘Bateria’ de acuerdos (El Universal, Mexico)
La Alianza del Pacífico defiende el libre comercio (El Universal, Venezuela)
Una alianza que promete (Semana, Colombia)

Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

…and in other news…
Ex-Guatemalan President Extradited to U.S. in Corruption Case (NYT)
Chile’s Indians cheer (WaPo)
Drug cartel boss pleads guilty to murder in U.S. agent’s death (LAT)
Haiti is on the move (Miami Herald)
Opening Up to the BRICS Generation (Foreign Policy)
Twittervisión in Venezuela (Caracas Chronicles)
The Maduro Toilet Paper Crisis (Devil’s Excrement)
Radamel Falcao García negocia su fichaje por el Mónaco (El Universal, Colombia)
“Uruguay está inundada de dólares y no sabemos cómo pararlo”, dice un ministro de Mujica (La Nacion, Argentina)

How big is the new contract, Radamel?

How big is the new contract, Radamel?

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