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Latin America Natural resources and energy

ELN poses long-term risk to Colombia’s oil and gas industry

Hours after the ninety-day ceasefire between the Colombian government and the ELN ended, the last remaining guerrilla in the country demonstrated why foreign investment will not be returning anytime soon.

Latin America Politics

Fujimori’s pardon holds up a mirror to Peru’s weak institutions

The political backroom dealings and fallout surrounding Fujimori’s pardon highlight the country’s problems with corruption and institutional weakness.

Latin America Politics Technology and infrastructure

The Bitcoin bubble, Venezuela, and political risk

Despite rampant speculation, and a near-certain chance of bust, Bitcoin is here to stay. Here’s how cryptocurrencies will transform the way we identify, manage and mitigate political risks across borders. 

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Regardless of who wins Chile’s elections, Codelco likely loses

If Chile’s year-long bull market is anything to go by, conservative candidate Sebastian Piñera is likely to become the country’s next president after the December run-offs. But neither Piñera nor

Finance Latin America

Delaying the inevitable: What’s preventing Venezuela’s default?

Venezuela’s default is a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ – so why doesn’t it happen? A court in Delaware may hold the answer.