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Latin America Natural resources and energy

Judicial activism, the de facto regulator of Colombian mining

The Colombian Constitutional Court recently banned mining in areas known as paramos, highlighting how judicial activism replaces regulation.

Latin America Power Brokers

Ministro Dulcidio De La Guardia and Panama: Moving forward

A GRI Power Brokers feature on Dulcidio de la Guardia, Panama’s minister of economy and finance Throughout his tenure as Minister of Economy and Finance, Dulcidio de La Guardia has

Economics Latin America

Can Mexico reclaim its title as Latin America’s economic powerhouse?

With Mexico outperforming Latin America’s other major economies, the continent’s second-largest economy looks set to take a leading role once again. Latin America has seen brighter days. The latest figures released

Latin America Politics

FARC isn’t the biggest threat to Colombia’s political establishment

A new political force is set to hijack post-conflict politics in Colombia, and it’s not going to be the FARC. Will an outsider candidate take the 2018 Colombian elections? Informally,

Latin America Politics

Juan Fernando Cristo’s plebiscite for peace

By mid-December of 2015, many in the Colombian political establishment were complimenting the Minister of Interior, Juan Fernando Cristo, the man in charge of the government’s legislative agenda. Cristo had

Economics Latin America

What to expect in Latin America in 2016

Economic decline in dominant industries, worsening security in major urban centers, and high profile corruption accusations will continue to hinder development in Latin America in 2016. In the Latin American

Economics Latin America

Economics of peace: Colombia lacks post-conflict funding

By GRI Analysts Andrés Felipe Hernández Amín and Daniel Lemaitre.  If current trends continue, the international community will pay for only a small portion of Colombian post-conflict rebuilding, leaving the

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%

Economics Latin America

Financing peace: The Colombian economy after the FARC

While the historic agreement in Colombia will open the doors to long-term economic development, the political environment will pose key challenges to the administration. The message Colombian President Juan Manuel

Latin America Politics

Santos’ latest political heuristics may pay off for Colombia

President Juan Manuel Santos has made clever moves in the Colombian political debate, introducing a new element that may shift the discussion in his favor. Since the peace negotiations between