Inter-American Dialogues: Latin America Advisor - Financial Services August 12-25

In this Issue:

*FEATURED Q&A: Will Mexico's New Banking Sector Rules Have Their Intended Effect?

*Brazilian Regulator Formally Approves Itaú-Unibanco Merger

*Venezuelan Government Seeking Extradition of Prominent Banker

*Banorte Sees 'Limited Exposure' in Mexicana Bankruptcy

*Caribbean Businessman Charged With Fraud, Faces Extradition

*Cayman Islands Reaches Agreement With U.S. Banking Regulators

*Remittances to Ecuador Fall 10 Percent in Second Quarter

*Banco do Brasil Enters New Dental Insurance Venture

*Political and Economic News: Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and More

*Financial Services Briefs

**Ecuador Pushing Banks to Lower Borrowing Costs

**CAF Allocates $70 Million to Support Financing SMEs in Peru

**Mexico Bank Lending Up 9.4% in July Compared to 2009

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