This Week in Latin America

What’s Good in the Hood

And the new oil monopoly goes to...

And the new oil monopoly goes to…

A round up of the week’s LATAM journalism & commentary 8.18.2013 – 8.25.2013

This Week in No Se Mancha

Blazing a Trail: Uruguay and A Shifting War on Drugs (James McBride)
Enrique’s PEMEX Plan (Christian Gómez)
Pumas, ALBA, Mercosur, and the Supposed South America Split (Samuel George)

What’s up in…Mexico
Mexican oil workers fear plan to open Pemex to foreign investment (WaPo)
Energy reform in Mexico: Giving it both barrels (Economist)
Reform will boost oil investment by $10bn a year, says Pemex chief (FT)
..Y EPN dice… el petróleo soy yo (La Jornada, Mexico)
Cae el líder del cartel del Golfo (El Pais)
In Mexico, a Healer Who Asks for Nothing in Return (NYT)

It wasn't a fun border to cross to begin with

Trouble at Nicaragua – Costa Rica border: It wasn’t a fun one to cross to begin with

…and Central America / Caribbean 
Jamaica Fights to Break Grip of Violent Past (NYT)
Fabiola Santiago: The endless U.S.-Cuba chess game (Miami Herald)
Nicaragua y Costa Rica escenifican un nuevo conflicto territorial (El Pais)

…and South America
Plan to Ban Oil Drilling in Amazon Is Dropped (NYT)
3 Brazilians Convicted of Gang-Raping American Student (NYT)
Venezuela’s economic, political woes knock its currency to its knees (LAT)
Polémica por el insulto homófobo de un diputado chavista a Capriles (El Pais)
Maduro reta a debatir sobre las denuncias de corrupción (El Universal, Vz)
Revival of Colombia-Venezuela border committee (El Universal, VZ)
Colombia: Qué hacer con la ambición de Nicaragua (Semana, Colombia)
At 123, Bolivian man may be the oldest human who ever lived (LAT)

Bolivian Old School

Same guano, different day

Last week in Latin America

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