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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.

Economics International

Economic impact of natural disasters

Risk analysis may be falling short with regard to natural disasters. While the management of political challenges has charged ahead in both the private and public sectors, comparable services regarding

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

North America Security

How El Chapo distracts from Mexico’s main problems

The ‘El Chapo’ capture, it turns out, is not only a morale and political boost for the ailing President Nieto, it is also developing into a public telenovela with an

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

North America Politics

Do President Nieto’s Supreme Court nominees put judicial autonomy at risk?

President Peña Nieto’s two recent Supreme Court appointees cast doubts over the political will to maintain the independence of Mexico’s highest court. The independence of the judiciary is of paramount

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

US Fed to raise rates. WTO meets in Kenya. Mexico announces auction winners. Summit on terrorism financing. Spanish elections’ outcome politically dangerous. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Federal Reserve Likely to Raise Interest Rates for

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%

North America Security

Mexico court ruling hints at marijuana policy change

A historic ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court regarding marijuana use could act as precedent to spur an about-face in Mexico’s drug policy. On November 4th, Mexico’s Supreme Court voted to

Economics International

Race against the clock for the TPP

The TPP negotiations in Hawaii last week have failed to reach an agreement in what was seen as one of the final chances to push it through. While there remains