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International Outlook for 2017

Copper boom or bust? Here’s three countries to watch

Strikes in Chile’s copper mine and pending negotiations in Indonesia are amongst the most pressing factors affecting copper prices in the coming year.

Latin America Power Brokers

How Sérgio Moro is tackling Brazil’s corruption

Moro is quickly becoming a household name in Brazil. His strong stance against corruption has led him to uncover multibillion dollar corruption schemes.

Finance Latin America Politics

Ecuador’s economic future: better without Correa?

The current political situation under Rafael Correa’s socialist government is worrisome for foreign investors, but several factors make for a more attractive market to invest in. The upcoming presidential elections

Latin America Politics

Elections in Haiti: historical factors and challenges ahead

Less than one month before Haiti’s next attempt at elections, many are still skeptical that the results will yield a new, legitimately-elected president.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Bolivia’s new mining laws and the future of private investment

New mining laws in Bolivia may give La Paz more control over mining, but rising expenditures and low oil may force it to open up new opportunities for investors.

Latin America Security

The fight is on against organized crime in Central America

Due to the growing crime and violence plaguing the Northern Triangle region of Central America, composed of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the state Presidents have proposed a new regional plan for combating organized crime, which includes the creation of a regional police force

Economics Latin America

Teachers’ protests in Mexico inflict economic damage

Education reform in Mexico has led to a national teachers’ strike that threatens not only the future of Mexican students, but the country’s economy.