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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 Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Bolivia’s new mining laws and the future of private investment

New mining laws in Bolivia may give La Paz more control over mining, but rising expenditures and low oil may force it to open up new opportunities for investors.

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?

Finance Latin America

TPP: What it means for Latin America

Widely hailed as the most important free trade agreement in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership incorporates 12 countries from the Pacific Rim, accounting for 40% of the world’s GDP and 25%

Latin America Politics

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales eyeing fourth term

After winning the 2014 elections by a landslide and maintaining his two-thirds majority in the lower and upper houses of the Assembly, Bolivian President Evo Morales now has both the

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Andean investors wary due to lack of standards

Across the Andean region, foreign companies interested in natural resource extraction are clashing with indigenous communities. The main problem is inadequate government legislation concerning appropriate consultation processes; which, in turn,

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Chile-Bolivia land dispute has long-term implications for mining and gas

The territorial dispute between Chile and Bolivia at the Hague could have long term repercussions in the the mining and gas industries. For over 136 years landlocked Bolivia has been

Economics Latin America

Interview: Iran’s involvement in Latin America a potential thorn for business

With a growing commercial, cultural, and diplomatic presence in Latin America, Iran poses a great political risk to the business community in the region. Iran’s commercial activities in the region, mostly

Latin America Politics

Facing an economic decline, challenges lie ahead for Bolivia

Although the subnational election results in March confirm MAS’s overall leadership in Bolivia, the close call serves as a reminder that MAS needs to do more to strengthen their control.