Politics 19 April 2012 Opinionomics | 19 April 2012 Must-read comment and analysis. Featuring the drug trade, masters of the universe, and crippling aus Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML 1. Latin America: A toxic trade (Finanical Times) While many of the region’s economies are booming, the battle against illegal drugs cartels is placing severe strain on resources and institutions, write John Paul Rathbone and Adam Thomson 2. Summers and Rubin, remorseless deregulators (Reuters) Felix Salmon writes about the "almost pathological" failure of the old masters of the universe to accept that deregulation might have gone too far. 3. Will the real employment minister please stand up? (Market Square) Ian Mulheirn argues that the chancellor, not the employment minister, is the only person who can actually do anything about unemployment, arguing along the same lines as I did yesterday. 4. To Thrive, Euro Countries Must Cut Welfare State (Bloomberg View) Fredrik Erixon argues in favour of massive austerity. 5. IMF telethon: $400bn for economies in need (Independent) Christine Lagarde is hosting the biggest fundraiser of the year. The recipients will include eurozone nations, and the US won't be giving anything, writes Stephen Foley › Morning Call: pick of the papers The space shuttle Discovery lands in Washington, to be put in the Smithsonian Museum. Credit: Getty Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Why Philip Hammond's Budget headache will become Theresa May's Brexit nightmare Theresa May is running out of pain-free ways to to keep her promises When it comes to Brexit, is the City a help or a hindrance?