Mercosur
Economic and geopolitical interests clash with surging public concern about the environment.
The agreement with the European Union means more than trading with Europe.
How the agreement could help Brazil become more competitive – now and in the future.
A regional power vacuum allowed the situation in Caracas to fester. This invites heavy-handed U.S. involvement.
Maduro may not be long for the presidency, but that doesn't mean Venezuela's foreign policy is changing.
A once-protectionist economy leads the region’s Asia-Pacific market.
Is a rapprochement between the blocs on the horizon?

This week’s likely news stories: Mexico’s ruling party wins the congressional elections; Canada and Japan block a G7 statement on carbon emissions; Latin American officials to discuss Mercosur at EU-CELAC Summit; Argentina’s debt inflates after U.S. court ruling; protestors demand Honduran president’s resignation.

This week's likely top stories: Colombia to resume peace talks with FARC once hostages are released; Mercosur and Pacific Alliance convene to discuss regional cooperation; Uruguayans return to polls on Sunday to elect president; Panama courts Walmart for its regional distribution center; Goldcorp to inaugurate Cerro Negro mine in Argentina.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet unexpectedly canceled her trip to Venezuela for today’s Mercosur Summit yesterday afternoon. Alvaro Elizalde, a spokesman for the Bachelet administration, confirmed that Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will represent the Chilean delegation at the summit in Caracas.

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