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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

New push for competition policy in Latin America

Latin America has a chance to reap the benefits of competition policy and anti-trust regulation for economic development and regional integration.

Economics Latin America

Latin America forges ahead on market integration

While the EU has just experienced its first disintegrating blow, Latin America might be on the opposite path towards regional integration, as Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance seek accord.

Economics Latin America

Continued prospects for Mercosur at 25 years

Mercosur faces turbulent times in its 25th year.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Mercosur leaders meet. U.S. energy policy takes effect. Taiwan Presidential Candidates debate. Central African Republic votes for president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Mercosur Heads of State Meet in Paraguay On Monday, the

Latin America Politics

South America after Macri’s election

The new Argentinian president has taken steps towards altering continental politics, but he faces challenges from the neighbourhood. Is this a turning point for South America? Mauricio Macri, the newly

Economics Latin America

Is Latin America closer to a free trade agreement with the EU?

Latin America and the EU have long sought to create a free trade agreement, yet internal discord and divison within Mercosur has hampered efforts. Despite this, there appears to be

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Uruguay to provide port space for landlocked Bolivia

Uruguay has signed an agreement with the Bolivian President Evo Morales to provide the landlocked Bolivia an outlet to the sea. The project will allow the country to access the Atlantic

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to give more precise details on timing of rate change at FOMC meeting on Dec 16-17. Greece announces snap elections for Dec 17, prompting stock drop. Mercosur summit will discuss

Economics Latin America

Pacific Trade Alliance committed to free market development

In February, the leaders of the Pacific Alliance met in Cartagena, Colombia to discuss tariff reductions. This economic integration project demonstrates a long term credible commitment to sustain liberalized markets