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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.

Why won't U.S.-trained Mexican scholars come home?
A threat to the region's middle class?

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