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Latin America Risk Pulse

New Pirates of the Caribbean: Growing instability in Venezuela

Globally, the threat of piracy has been tackled with impressive and effective joint international efforts. In some parts of the world, though, the threat is growing.

Latin America Politics

Maduro regime unfazed by condemnation

In a historic rebuke, five Latin American nations urged the ICC to investigate the regime of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro for human rights abuses. Though this public denunciation is noteworthy, the main external threat to the Maduro regime comes not from its neighbors, but from Beijing.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

UN Secretary General attempts to reanimate peace talks. Kurdish referendum plans in limbo. Venezuela begins drafting a new constitution amid sanctions. German general election heats up. All in The Week

Finance Latin America Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Venezuela divorces itself from reality

Venezuela is seeing conspiracy theories behind its inflation worries and suspension from Mercosur, as Caracas becomes increasingly divorced from reality.

Economics Latin America

Venezuela: Mired in crisis, with no clear path ahead

With Venezuela facing an unprecedented economic crisis, time is running out to enact much-needed reforms and avoid a drawn out catastrophe.

Latin America Politics

The receding of the Pink Tide in Latin America

The populist left-wing parties are rapidly losing ground in Latin America, but is it good news?

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Venezuela’s Congress is inaugurated after surprise landslide victory. Puerto Rico defaults on minor debts. Tech innovators gather in Las Vegas. US releases latest unemployment figures. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Venezuela’s new

Latin America Politics

Venezuela opposition hits, but Chavism isn’t knocked out

Unprecedented and unexpected changes are occuring in Venezuela following an electoral victory for the opposition. Now the opposition will have to find a way forward as Maduro’s party and the

International Natural resources and energy

The price war continues, but oil might rise soon

While OPEC decided to continue the price war at its December meeting, the downturn in oil prices might end in 2016, due to rebalancing in global supply and demand. OPEC’s

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

China’s President Xi Jinping makes first official visit to the U.S. South American leaders meet amid tensions between UNASUR nations. EU officials meet to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis. Pope Francis speaks to