This Week in Latin America

Whats Good in the Hood

Birth of a Canal

Birth of a Canal

This Week in Se Mancha

Uncle Sam’s Pacific Alliance Strategy (Samuel George)
Peru: The Growing Pains of a Puma Cub (Cornelius Fleischhaker)

…and from around the region

Argentine Leader Has Head Injury (NYT)
Argentine railways, Not driving but sleeping. (The Economist)
Nicaragua’s proposed canal: A man, a plan—and little else. (The Economist)
Plane on anti-drug mission crashes in Colombia, killing 3 Americans and 1 Panamanian (WaPo)
Colombian ex-leader sounds off on heir’s talks with rebels (WaPo)
Economic chaos brings fingerprint scanners to Venezuela (WaPo)
3 Venezuelan diplomats expelled by U.S. in retaliatory move (LAT)
To Venezuelans, Heir of Chávez Is a Poor Copy (NYT)
Venezuela Vows Crackdown on ‘Currency Tourists’ (NYT)
Venezuela’s economy, Maduro’s balancing act. (The Economist)
With push on agenda, Mexican president meets resistance (WaPo)
Opposition leader in Brazil joins Socialists for next year’s presidential election (WaPo)
Brazil property rights: Tribes and farmers battle to the death (LAT)
Catholic Church in El Salvador shuts down rights and legal office (LAT)
Suspected mastermind of Guatemala police massacre arrested in Mexico (LAT)

…and in Spanish

Cristina Fernández debe guardar reposo un mes por razones de salud (El Pais)
Amado Boudou asume la Presidencia durante el reposo médico de Cristina (La Nacion)
Dilma Rousseff y Nicolás Maduro le enviaron mensajes a Cristina Kirchner por Twitter (La Nacion)
Maduro dedica una oración a Cristina Fernández (El Universal)
La falta de confianza hace fracasar la amnistía fiscal en Argentina (El Pais)
Perú sigue sin esclarecer qué pasó en Bagua en 2009 (El Pais)
Esposa de ‘Pepe’ Mujica: una primera dama atípica (Semana)
El debate del ‘turismo’ a La Habana (Semana)
“Colombia, una democracia de orangutanes con sacoleva” (Semana)
Maduro solicitará al Parlamento poderes especiales para legislar (El Pais)
Venezuela está al borde de un ataque de nervios (Semana)
Venezuela, Salario mínimo subirá a Bs 2.972,97 en noviembre (El Universal)
México e Indonesia pactan fortalecer relación bilateral (El Universal)
Una indígena mexicana da a luz ante un hospital que no la atendió (El Pais)
En Nicaragua las mujeres migran para escapar de sus parejas (Semana)

Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic) and Yasiel Puig (Cuban) lead the Dodgers in the 2013 MLB Playoffs

Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic) and Yasiel Puig (Cuba) lead the Dodgers in the 2013 MLB Playoffs

Last week in Latin America

Thanks to Natalia Lozano for the update

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