Latin America News Flash


A round up of the week’s LATAM journalism & commentary
7.28.2013 – 8.4.2013

This week in No Se Mancha
After the ‘Golden Years,’ what next for Latin America? (Theodore Kahn)
Of Dictators and Democrats (James Stranko)
Sketches of Colombia (Samuel George)

What’s Up…in English
Missteps by Brazil Mar Visit by Pope (NYT)
Public Rage Catching Up With Brazil’s Congress (NYT)
Mexico Pursuing Vanished Victims of Its Drug Wars (NYT)
Cartel boss falls, but Zeta brand strong (WaPo)
Chile’s all-woman presidential race pits childhood friends divided by dictatorship (WaPo)
Edward Snowden welcome in Venezuela? Not so much (LAT)
Obesity in Latin America: Battle of the bulge (The Economist)
Latin America divided over how to engage with China (South China Morning Post)

Chess in Santiago de Chile

Chess in Santiago de Chile

…and in Spanish
Pdvsa suma desde 2001 aporte a misiones por $189.250 millones (El Universal)
Mark Weisbrot pronostica crecimiento económico sólido y menor inflación para Venezuela (AVN)
Oh Mark, never change… (Caracas Chronicles)
Venezuela celebrará durante una semana el cumpleaños del comandante Chávez (El Pais)
Santos reconoce la responsabilidad del Estado en el conflicto armado (El Pais)
Jefes de las FARC, ¿al Capitolio o a La Picota? (Semana, Colombia)
La lejanía entre Colombia y Venezuela (Semana, Colombia)
Los cinco pueblos que más han sufrido por la guerra (El Tiempo, Colombia)
Cristina Kirchner: “Los beneficios no son eternos” (La Nacion, Argentina)

Does the pope wear a funny hat?

Does the pope wear a funny hat?

That’s Old News! Recent Flashes:
Latin America News Flash (7.14)
Latin America News Flash (6.23)
Latin America News Flash (6.16)

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