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Latin America Politics

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.

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 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.

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.

Economics Latin America

WTO condemns Brazil industrial policy: Brazilian government discusses new subsidies rules

According to the WTO, Brazil’s industrial programs are inconsistent with the international agreements signed by the country.

Economics International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 3 – 9 December

UK reaches Brexit deadline. Brazilian president supports campaign rally. India changes interest rates. US government faces shutdown. All in The Week Ahead.

Latin America Security

Violence and unemployment on the rise in Rio

A year after the 2016 Olympics, Rio finds itself amidst a security crisis with spikes in violence causing tourism to drop and businesses to close. Organized crime has taken over Rio’s slums and the even the Armed Forces have been deployed in an attempt to contain the situation.

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.

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan reworks its energy policy. Kenya goes to the polls. US and Russia meet at ASEAN summit. Brazil eyes pension reform. All in The Week Ahead.