Last week Chevron received from Patton Boggs, the former #1 lobbying law firm in the country, an apology, a $15million payment, and most remarkably,
Perhaps more unusual is the law firm’s agreement to deliver partners James Tyrrell and Eric Westenberger to Gibson Dunn’s New York offices for depositions overseen by a court-appointed special master. The firm has also agreed to turn over documents, provided its former clients don’t prevail on challenges under the attorney-client privilege.
This apology is phenomenally interesting.
Litigious investors ask US Supreme Court to deny Argentina a ‘do-over’ on $1.4B debt ruling
Bolivian mayor caught on video groping journalist, and he was persistent, too,
Is Brazil Losing Global Momentum?
1,500 Attack Brazilian Construction Giant’s HQ
Brazil’s frantic eleventh hour World Cup preparations
Chile president to visit Obama on June 30
Bachelet won but Chile police clash with activists as thousands protest for free education
Colombia: Hacker Tried to Sabotage Peace Talks
Cuba: The Splendid Little War – A Boardgaming Way Review
AIG Fined for Cuba Sanctions Violations
Haiti, Dominican Republic Postpone Meeting
In Self-Promotion Abroad, Ecuador’s Correa Omits His Repression of Critics at Home
A Coffee Crop Withers
Fungus Cripples Coffee Production Across Central America
Mexico to Try Former State Governor for Embezzlement
Costa Rica’s foreign minister accuses Russia of helping militarize Nicaragua
Russia “announced the desire to have bases in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, with the euphemistic name of ‘bases for refueling and resupplying’ for its ships. But we know it’s not just about that,” Castillo said.
Panama’s Construction Union Ends Strike
A 5,000 feet free fall: Peru air force officer survives fall after parachute malfunction
Puerto Rico Unveils Economic Recovery Plan Details
Monsanto plans to patent genetically modified marijuana in Uruguay
Policeman killed in Venezuela after security forces break up protester camp
Violent clashes between police and protesters after troops arrest 243 students in pre-dawn raids on tented camps in Caracas leaves one officer dead
Venezuelans Ask What Now After Protest Camp Raids
Machurucuto, 1967 – Venezuela’s Bay of Pigs: Fidel Castro’s first ploy to lay his hand on Venezuela’s oil riches
Can the United States Play a Role in Venezuela?
Is Venezuela seeking the status of pariah state?
BREAKING NEWS: Ros-Lehtinen Venezuela sanctions bill passes House Foreign Affairs Committee, clears first hurdle to holding Maduro accountable
Capital flight in Venezuela could well exceed $405.8 billion
One for the “no sh*t, Sherlock” file: The ‘Dialogue’ in Venezuela Is a Fraud
More than 500 citizens have been arrested since negotiations began.
The week’s posts and podcast:
Panama: And now, price controls
The Boring Veins of Latin America
En español: Terapia Intensiva 206
Chile: Down with entrepreneurs
Ecuador: Patton Boggs to pay Chevron $15 million
Colombia: Another campaign aide quits
Venezuela: Armed civilians fight protesters
Colombia: Santos campaign chief resigns
At Da Tech Guy Blog:
What the #hashtag?
Milton Friedman and the Sahara, Caracas and water
US-Latin America stories of the week
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