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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.

International Natural resources and energy

How the drive for North American energy independence could save NAFTA

The energy sector has frequently been cited as a potential area of agreement and cooperation that would bolster NAFTA in the long-term.

Economics North America

Trump isn’t the only factor that could derail NAFTA

Late-2018 presidential elections in Mexico and congressional elections in the United States could jeopardize the future of NAFTA.

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Mexico and Cambodia hold key local elections. The Paris Climate Accord heads for uncertainty. Kinder Morgan IPO tests energy markets. All in The Week Ahead.

Economics Latin America

Teachers’ protests in Mexico inflict economic damage

Education reform in Mexico has led to a national teachers’ strike that threatens not only the future of Mexican students, but the country’s economy.

Latin America Politics

Corruption in Mexico: Outgoing governors in the spotlight

If Mexico’s new anti-corruption legislation is to have substance, President Peña Nieto must effectuate the law, starting with three corrupt governors.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

The Philippines goes to the polls. Russia and the West continue negotiations over Ukraine. Brazil closes in on impeachment proceedings. Key conferences take place in the Middle East and Latin America. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook.

Latin America Politics

Will corruption undermine growth in Mexico?

The multi-billion dollar scandal in Brazil now sinking state-owned oil company Petrobras and tipping the economy into stagflation is a clear warning to Mexico, another Latin American emerging market plagued

Latin America Security

Insecurity remains in Mexico despite cartel arrests

Despite recent high-profile cartel arrests, violence and insecurity are likely to continue in Mexico due to power vacuums and infighting, as well as the continued weakness of the state to assert