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Due Process of Law Foundation, Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais (CEBRI), Bertelsmann Foundation
The non-state sector has expanded, but the red tape and bottlenecks haven't changed.

This week's likely top stories: Ecuador's National Assembly dismisses referendum on controversial constitutional amendments; Argentina suspends Proctor & Gamble for fiscal fraud; Brazil grants contracts for 31 new solar parks; U.S. gears up for midterm elections and immigration reform; Colombian court sentences AUC paramilitary leader to 8 years.

This week’s likely top stories: Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is re-elected; Uruguayan elections move to a second round; Venezuela scraps the sale of Citgo Petroleum; Haitians protest a lack of elections; a Brazilian consortium acquires Chiquita.

At a hearing yesterday, U.S. Federal Judge Thomas Griesa decided to hold Argentina in civil contempt of court, asserting that the country’s recent efforts to circumvent his ruling on debt repayment are illegal.

This week’s likely top stories: Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian is sentenced to 15 years in Cuba; Mexico searches for 58 missing students; Venezuela’s bolivar hits a new low; Peru arrests two suspects in the murder of Indigenous activists; Colombian peace negotiator Humberto de la Calle says his e-mail was hacked.

With the Supreme Court's rejection of the constitutional appeals against the Zonas de Empleo y Desarrollo Económico (Zones for Economic Development and Employment—ZEDEs), the first ZEDEs in Honduras are likely to pop up soon.

El “default” de Argentina tiene tantas lecturas como tenedores de bonos argentinos hay en EEUU.

Lately, Brazil has been in the business of building things from the ground up. From stadiums that hold millions of people to entire market ecosystems, this is challenging work for a government.

Argentina’s stock market fell 8.4 percent on Thursday after the country slid into what Standard & Poor is calling a selective default.

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