Latin America Weekly

Extreme heat, elections, oil drilling, and espionage

Hello, and welcome back to the Latin America Weekly Newsletter! In this issue: a severe heat wave hits South America, Costa Rica gears up for elections, debt worries boost questionable extractive projects in Argentina, Chile’s gendarmerie spied on president-elect Boric.

An extremely hot January in South America

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Illustration: André Chiavassa/TBR

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and southern Brazil have been struck by a scorching heat wave this week. A mass of hot and dry air has hit the region, taking temperatures well above normal summer levels.

  • The mercury could hit 47ºC (116ºF) in Porto Alegre, the capital of Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande...

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