This Week in Latin America

 Journalism and Breaking News From Around the Region


From No Se Mancha

Justice At Last in Brasilia (Joel Covelli)
Chinese Investment in Latin America: Much Ado about Next to Nothing (Theodore Kahn)
Chile Election Primer: Bachelet Eyes Big Win, But Much Depends on Congress (James McBride)

…and from around the region

In troubled Honduras, fears of a flawed election  (WaPo)
Honduras presidential campaign shakes up the status quo (LAT)
Security, military police dominate Honduras vote (WaPo)
Political Doubt Poses Risk to Honduras, Battered by Coup and Violence (NYT)
With new powers, Venezuela’s Maduro to widen socialism (WaPo)
Venezuela’s “economic war”, Everything must go… (The Economist)
Venezuela’s opposition stages nationwide protests (WaPo)
Venezuela: Assembly Hands More Powers to President (NYT)
Colombia: President, a U.S. Ally, Seeks Another Term (NYT)
Colombia and the FARC, Not out of the woods yet. (The Economist)
Colombia’s president says ‘we will have peace’ with rebels (WaPo)
In Bogota, trying to get horse-cart owners to trade up (WaPo)
Mexican cartels abet heroin and meth surge in U.S., DEA study says (LAT)
Chile: Former President’s Coalition Kept in Check (NYT)
Corruption in Brazil, Jailed at last. (The Economist)
Argentina’s president, Less of a puppet master? (The Economist)
Drugs in Argentina, Southward marching powder.   (The Economist)
Power grab in Nicaragua, The com andante’s commandments.  (The Economist)


…and in Spanish

Honduras acude a las urnas con el voto fragmentado en nueve partidos (El País)
Prevalece calma en elecciones hondureñas (El Universal)
Maduro redobla el control estatal de la economía venezolana  (El País)
Miles marchan contra Maduro (El Universal)
La oposición marcha contra la deriva autoritaria de Maduro (El País)
Maduro dice que frustró planes violentos en manifestación (Semana)
El profeta Chávez (El País)
¡Santos se lanza al agua!(Semana)
Santos tendrá que enfrentarse al voto en blanco y al uribismo  (El País)
“La paz sin perdón queda mal cocinada”  (Semana)
Los paraguayos salen a la calle para protestar por la corrupción política  (El País)
Evo Morales decreta doble aguinaldo a funcionarios  (El Universal)
Cristina está de vuelta  (El Universal)
La Haya exige a Nicaragua paralizar las obras en la frontera costarricense (El País)
EEUU trasladará armas químicas de Panamá a Nuevo México (El País)
La paradoja de la violencia en América Latina (Semana)


Last week in Latin America

Thanks to Natalia Lozano for the update

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