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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UN Secretary General attempts to reanimate peace talks. Kurdish referendum plans in limbo. Venezuela begins drafting a new constitution amid sanctions. German general election heats up. All in The Week

Finance Latin America Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Venezuela divorces itself from reality

Venezuela is seeing conspiracy theories behind its inflation worries and suspension from Mercosur, as Caracas becomes increasingly divorced from reality.

Economics Latin America

Venezuela: Mired in crisis, with no clear path ahead

With Venezuela facing an unprecedented economic crisis, time is running out to enact much-needed reforms and avoid a drawn out catastrophe.

Latin America Politics

The receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

The populist left-wing parties are rapidly losing ground in Latin America, but is it good news?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Venezuela’s Congress is inaugurated after surprise landslide victory. Puerto Rico defaults on minor debts. Tech innovators gather in Las Vegas. US releases latest unemployment figures. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Venezuela’s new

Latin America Politics

Venezuela opposition hits, but Chavism isn’t knocked out

Unprecedented and unexpected changes are occuring in Venezuela following an electoral victory for the opposition. Now the opposition will have to find a way forward as Maduro’s party and the

International Natural resources and energy

The price war continues, but oil might rise soon

While OPEC decided to continue the price war at its December meeting, the downturn in oil prices might end in 2016, due to rebalancing in global supply and demand. OPEC’s

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China’s President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to the U.S. South American leaders meet amid tensions between UNASUR nations. EU officials meet to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis. Pope Francis speaks to

Latin America Politics

Are tensions with Guyana Venezuela’s electoral wildcard?

Venezuela’s government is facing an upsurge of riots and social turbulence due the deepening economic crisis. With elections coming ahead, President Maduro’s campaign is taking a sharp nationalist turn by

Latin America Politics

US sanctions on Venezuela may strengthen Maduro regime

The US decision to impose sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials earlier this month seems innocuous enough. But the language accompanying the imposition does little to help US objectives, and may