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Is PDVSA running out of fuel?

The PDVSA payment delays showed that the Maduro administration, strapped for cash, is fighting for its economic and political survival.

Latin America Power Brokers

Lopez Obrador, the Mexican Messiah?

The presidential campaign of Lopez Obrador, or AMLO, poses a serious threat to the political establishment in Mexico – and to Mexico’s relationship with some of Latin America’s leading economies.

Latin America Politics

Between isolation and alliances – Venezuela’s uncertain future

Nicolas Maduro’s victory in this month’s regional elections has strengthened his leadership position and drastically reduced the opposition’s hope for a victory in the 2018 presidential elections. If he retains his presidency next year, will he be able to count on the support of his Latin American allies?

Latin America Security

A year after the peace treaty, violence is on the rise in Colombia

A year after Colombia’s landmark peace treaty with the FARC, excitement has turned into serious doubts about the deal’s success.

Latin America Politics

Now or never for Brazil’s pension reform

Brazil’s economy shows signs of improvements but the government needs to implement substantial pension reform to respond to demographic issues.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Russia’s growing influence in Venezuela is part of a wider strategy

Russia’s investments in Venezuela show that the Kremlin stands ready to make strategic gains from America’s growing insularity.

Latin America Politics Security

Will Colombia be able to capitalize on FARC peace deal to boost growth?

Colombia finds itself at a critical impasse where certain decisions in the next six months could push it toward an economic boom or serious destabilization.

Guest Post Latin America Politics

Guest Post: Is Venezuela experiencing resistance fatigue?

Food and medicine shortages in Venezuela are growing increasingly severe, inflation levels are rising, and many citizens are struggling to meet their basic needs. Despite these circumstances, Venezuelans continue to

Latin America Security

The FARC, land reform, and the future of Colombia’s security

When the FARC’s insurgency started, their political manifesto was focused on promoting a radical agrarian reform which would have redistributed lands to small peasants and abolish large landholdings.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Paraguay’s agricultural sector: how much is at risk?

Despite the political and economical instability facing South America, the small nation of Paraguay is experiencing growth.