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Finance Latin America

Brazil’s oil industry is back in business

Regulatory changes have been well received by the market and foreign firms are once again willing to invest in Brazil’s energy sector.

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.

Latin America Politics

How market-friendly are Brazil’s presidential candidates?

The 2018 presidential election is set to be the “election of hope” after trying times in Brazil, but so far the race is wide open.

Latin America Politics

Elections in Chile: The return of the right

With Pinera likely to win upcoming elections in Chile, GRI’s Niall Walsh examines the trends behind the election and looks at their long-term consequences.

Latin America Security

The real risks to the US come from Mexico’s southern border

Trump’s actions are likely to aggravate security problems originating on Mexico’s southern border with Central America.

Economics Latin America

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.