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Energy reform in Mexico still presents risks

Mexico’s energy reforms are necessary to revitalize the sector. If the reform process is any indication, however, foreign firms will be wise to enter with caution. So dear to Mexican

Economics Latin America

Haiti and Dominican Republic struggle to cooperate

Haiti and the Dominican Republic have been working to repair bilateral relations in the wake of the Dominican Republic’s new citizenship law. As Haiti deals with its own political paralysis,

Economics Latin America

Armed conflict, stalled bureaucracy limit Colombia’s economic growth

Global Risk Insights has reported that the largest problem for Venezuela’s PDVSA and Mexico’s Pemex is falling oil production. Now, another South American country, Colombia, has also reported a decrease in oil

Economics Latin America

With falling commodity prices, Colombia and Peru must focus on industry

Industrial policy remains a secondary issue for policymakers in Colombia and Peru, two Andean countries that strongly benefited from the 2000s commodity boom. They need to revise that prioritization. Academics

Latin America Politics

Latin American sees rising public discontent

In most Latin American countries, people are taking to the streets to protest against their governments for a variety of issues. If public services and governance indicators do not improve,

Latin America Politics

Peru proposes deregulation for extractive industries

The Peruvian government recently proposed reforms to deregulate its extractive industries. The proposed deregulatory framework shows Peru’s desperation to sustain high levels of foreign investment. Since 2000, Peru’s economy has grown the

Economics Latin America

The future of oil exporters in Latin America

Mexico has liberalized its oil sector and Venezuela tries to survive a wave of violent protests. What does the future of oil look like in Latin America? The politics of

Latin America Politics

Colombia’s pro-business election results could attract foreign investment

The election of the Democratic Center party into the Colombian Senate and Chamber of Representatives shifts the national political discussion to the right and strengthens the bargaining position of capital

Economics Latin America

Brazil’s economic downturn provides opportunity for shrewd investors

Brazil’s economy, generally considered one of the safest bets among emerging markets, is on shaky ground. While many investors are fleeing, shrewd investors can take advantage of opportunities at steep discounts.

Economics Latin America

The Repsol settlement – a path forward for Argentina?

Argentina has finally negotiated an end to one of Latin America’s most turbulent investment conflicts, opening the door to further development of the country’s newly-discovered energy resources. But there are