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This week’s likely top stories: Colombia inaugurates a new legislature; Argentina must pay its debt by July 30; Reforms to Peru's environmental agency are criticized; Five Nicaraguans are killed after a Sandinista anniversary celebration; Bolivia allows those as young as 10 to work.

This week’s likely top stories: BRICS leaders meet in Brazil; Argentina and Russia sign energy agreements; U.S. considers action on child immigrants; Colombian forces strike FARC; Argentine soccer fans riot.

Five ways that Argentina's next president could strengthen the Argentine economy.

This week’s likely top stories: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins re-election; the U.S. Supreme Court rejects Argentina’s appeal; U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Latin America; Bolivia hosts the G77+China Summit; Aecio Neves will represent the PSDB in Brazil’s elections.

The fate of the country’s telecom industry will be settled by Congress’ decision in June, while average Mexicans are hooked to their TV sets watching the World Cup—and while the richest and ninth-richest man in Mexico continue bickering about how many billions they can get out of the country.

Colombia has surpassed Argentina to become the third-largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico.

Likely top stories this week: Solís wins Costa Rican election; the Obama Administration faces increasing pressure on its deportation policy; Venezuelan government reacts after Spain suspends the sale of riot gear; a FIFA executive admits that Brazil is still behind schedule for the 2014 World Cup.

Likely top stories this week: the Cuban government passes a new foreign investment law; Venezuelan troops take control of San Cristóbal; Costa Rican presidential candidate Solís lacks an opponent; Brazilian security forces raid Maré favela in Rio; China's Chinalco halts its Toromocho mining project in Peru.

Thanks to Chinese and Russian loans, Venezuela's new Sicad 2 foreign exchange system may mitigate shortages, but will it keep protests from spreading?

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