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Federal security intervention in Rio jeopardises Brazil’s pension reform

A new federal security intervention decree signed by President Temer federalizing attempts to fight crime in Rio de Janeiro may prevent a key vote on pension reform from taking place next week. Brazil’s credit rating is at risk without progress on pensions.

Latin America Security

Venezuela crisis spills over into Colombia

Colombia’s immigration crisis represents an unprecedented challenge, raising political instability and threatening the peace deal that took decades to achieve. 

Latin America Politics

The importance of the FARC’s 2018 political campaign

On January 27, Rodrigo Londoño began his campaign for president of Colombia. Will this move help the FARC achieve greater acceptance and further the peace process, despite the unlikelihood of a political victory?

Europe Latin America

Argentina and Brazil push for a Mercosur agreement with the EU

2017 promised to be a decisive year for the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union given Brazil and Argentina’s strong efforts to finalize the deal. However, due to

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

Lula’s path to re-election just got a little more complicated…

Lula is the main source of uncertainty for Brazil, so the increased chances of him not being allowed to run boost optimism for a pro-reform candidate.

Finance Latin America

Price-fixing can only worsen the crisis in Venezuela

The government, instead of forming an exit strategy from the humanitarian crisis, is forcing supermarkets and manufacturers to cut prices at severe losses.

Central America Latin America Politics Special Reports

Special Report: Latin America’s key elections

Latin America is undergoing powerful political changes that will pose challenges to stability in the region. A series of elections in key countries make 2018 a crucial year.

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 Security Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Hezbollah and Iran find new strength in Latin America

Is anyone paying attention to Hezbollah and Iran’s presence in Latin America?