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Weekly Report - 23 March 2017 (WR-17-11)

Leader
- Backlash in Brazil over operation ‘weak meat’
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri faces difficult fortnight
- CHILE: Combative Piñera confirms re-election bid
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Political parties compelled to re-register
- PERU: Troubled waters for Kuczynski government
- BOLIVIA: Opposition decries judicial persecution
- COLOMBIA: Santos announces transformation of police
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Sinaloa security situation deteriorates
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Protest march hits capital
- HAITI: Victory for Moïse as legislature ratifies PM
Postscript
- El Salvador celebrates reduction in violence; shootout follows
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 March 2017 (WR-17-10)

Leader
- Argentina’s Macri sets sights on congressional victory
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Janot takes ‘Car Wash’ to next level
- CHILE: Bachelet tries to stay positive
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Almagro calls for a full general election
- PERU: Kuczynski government under pressure
- COLOMBIA: Odebrecht mars Vargas Lleras’ big day
- ECUADOR: Moreno pulls clear of Lasso
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: New education model unveiled
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Protesters seek modern independence
- NICARAGUA: Strengthening ties with a neighbour
Postscript
- Hernández the big winner in Honduran primaries
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 March 2017 (WR-17-09)

Leader
- Reports show surge in Colombian coca and cocaine production
Andean
- PERU: Kuczynski home to face the music
- ECUADOR: Lasso’s plan to deal with hostile congress
- VENEZUELA: Assembly releases its new inflation index
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: New foreign minister off to bumpy start
- BRAZIL: Long road ahead for recovery
- ARGENTINA: CGT tries to ride a tiger
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Yunes faces growing Veracruz security threat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA & HONDURAS: Morales and Hernández face up to corruption
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Préval’s passing exposes scale of Moïse’s task in Haiti
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 March 2017 (WR-17-08)

Leader
- Colombia embarks on major reform agenda for a post-conflict era
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Poverty increases dramatically
- PERU: Struggling at home, Kuczynski heads abroad
- ECUADOR: Lasso moves into pole position
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer names new justice minister
- PARAGUAY: Re-election debate takes centre stage
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Attempting to build new working relationship with the US
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina addresses Odebrecht scandal
- HAITI: Political unknown tapped for PM
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Mexican wildcard for the presidency
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 February 2017 (WR-17-07)

Leader
- Moreno to face Lasso in Ecuador run-off
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Morales’ re-election bid stokes controversy
- PERU: Dealing with an epidemic
- TRACKING TRENDS
- VENEZUELA: MUD reinvents itself
- VENEZUELA: López marks three years in jail
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Goic joins presidential race
- ARGENTINA: Milani arrested
- BRAZIL: Senate approves new Supreme Court judge
- BRAZIL: Temer’s approval rating sinks further
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Bumpy start to a difficult negotiation?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales confronts multiple protests
Postscript
- Colombian government insists on Farc disarmament deadline
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 February 2017 (WR-17-06)

Leader
- US designates Venezuela’s vice-president as narcotics trafficker
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Peace process engenders Catatumbo conundrum
- PERU: Kuczynski seeks to regain initiative
- BOLIVIA: Relations with Argentina tested over migration
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Carnival overshadowed by violence
- CHILE: La Escondida strike damages growth prospects
- ARGENTINA: Macri accused of conflict of interest
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Post-Chapo cartel violence on the rise?
- MEXICO: PRD suffers desertion to Morena
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: War on mara gangs extended
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Petroecuador verdict spices up Ecuador’s elections
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 February 2017 (WR-17-05)

Leader
- Colombia takes step closer to ‘complete peace’ as ELN talks begin
Andean
- ECUADOR: Moreno promises tough line on corruption
- VENEZUELA: As expected, the CNE gets creative
- PERU: Odebrecht: Pandora’s Box
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer stages political comeback
- CHILE: Bachelet still in the line of fire
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Kelly sets about rescuing relations
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís falls short of fiscal reform pledge
- HAITI: Moïse takes office under corruption cloud
Postscript
- Mercosur and Pacific Alliance set on convergence
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 February 2017 (WR-17-04)

Leader
- ‘Operation Car Wash’ strikes again in Brazil
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Farc guerrillas transfer to camps
- VENEZUELA: Borges calls on splintering MUD to maintain pressure for regional elections
- PERU: Kuczynski’s popularity takes a battering
- ECUADOR: Moreno ducks presidential debate
- BOLIVIA: Seeking to address a long-standing priority
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri gov’t at pains to evade Trump comparisons
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: López Obrador to the fore
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Florida’s Republican governor nixes port deals with Cuba
- EL SALVADOR: Government accused of spying
- PANAMA: Odebrecht scandal spreads to Panama
Postscript
- Bolivia boosts security cooperation with Chile
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 26 January 2017 (WR-17-03)

Leader
- Trump undeterred as Peña Nieto raises stakes
Andean
- PERU: Getting caught in the Odebrecht web
- VENEZUELA: Venezuela – most corrupt – silent on Odebrecht
- VENEZUELA: #EleccionesYa
- ECUADOR: Moreno retains lead as rivals vie for second
- BOLIVIA: Morales reshuffles his cabinet
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY-MERCOSUR: Vázquez faces China setback
- CHILE: Facing worst fires in history
- BRAZIL: Sudden death of key judge raises concerns
- ARGENTINA: Intelligence chief battles corruption charges
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales’ anti-corruption pledge put to the test
- HONDURAS: Hernández paints a picture of progress
Postscript
- Hollande visits Farc camp during historic Colombia visit
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 January 2017 (WR-17-02)

Leader
- Can El Salvador end new war 25 years after old one?
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro’s unlikely reach out to Trump
- VENEZUELA: Security policy gets another makeover
- COLOMBIA: Santos sees two key posts go to close allies
- ECUADOR: Correa chalks up milestone with campaign rally
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Over 130 inmates die in prison riots
- BRAZIL: Battling with fiscal demons
- URUGUAY: Bonomi battles Bordaberry over murders
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Trying to soften gasolinazo blow
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Ortega begins another term
- CUBA: Trump urged to consider Cuba policy carefully
Postscript
- Spectre of Pinochet takes centre stage in Chilean campaign
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 January 2017 (WR-17-01)

Leader
- A sense of growing foreboding in Mexico
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: The Videgaray enigma
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Stumbling into another year
- COLOMBIA: Government pushes key tax reform through congress
- PERU: Kuczynski undertakes shake-up of prison system
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri’s post Prat-Gay game plan
- BRAZIL: New mayors make theatrical entrance
- CHILE: Bachelet faces fresh criticism over Mapuche conflict
- PARAGUAY: Opposition moves to impeach Cartes over re-election
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Chilly winds blow across Florida Straits
- PANAMA: Varela names new head of key portfolio
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Final election results announced in Haiti
- Quotes of the week

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