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Latin America Politics

Will Venezuela’s crisis become Brazil’s opportunity?

Will the crisis in Venezuela act as an opportunity for Brazil to re-assert regional leadership and work to assuage fears about Venezuela’s direction? The situation in Venezuela following the election

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Brazil explores pre-salt oil extraction

Energy independence has moved up on many country’s agenda recently, and Brazil is no exception. Brazil is looking beyond the coastline to its underwater oil reserves and preparing for pre-salt

Latin America Politics

Pacific trade reignites Bolivia-Chile land dispute

As Bolivia notes the TPP’s trade potential, La Paz has raised a 132 year old dispute with Chile; one that could give Bolivia access to the Pacific. In March, Bolivian

Latin America Politics

Reasons for optimism in Venezuela

With Hugo Chavez’s death, there are hopes that the excesses of Chavismo will be rolled back, as Venezuela needs to tackle its systemic economic problems. It is easy to get

Economics Latin America

Ecuador continues to roar

Nicknamed ‘the jaguar of Latin America’, Ecuador continues to live up to its worthy title despite global economic slowdown that has affected much of its neighbouring states over the past

Finance Latin America

Don’t let the Headlines scare you: Latin America has a lot to offer

In Latin America, a few rotten apples have scared investors away from the bushel. Despite this the continent is home to many opportunities. The search for yield has sent investors