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Latin America Politics

GRI Person of the year in political risk: President Pena Nieto

In one year Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has overhauled key branches of Mexico’s economy such as energy and telecommunications, while also working to increase government revenue. He has enacted

Economics International

What to watch for in the TPP trade negotiations

An ambitious free trade agreement between twelve Pacific Rim countries could mirror NAFTA negotiations, with added wrinkles from China and new technologies. U.S. trade delegations are currently reaching across both

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Despite reform, Brazil and Mexico lack energy investments

Latin America is endowed with significant oil and natural gas reserves, which until recently offered little opportunity for private investment. However, new reforms and the expansion of the renewable energy

Asia Pacific Economics

The US is Winning the Asia PTA Race

With political instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and uncertainties in South America, it seems that among developing regions, only Pacific Asia continues to boast strong growth and

Natural resources and energy North America

Risks abound in Mexico’s new oil laws

Much has been made of the recent announcement that Mexico is seeking to update its oil laws, allowing foreign companies a role in the industry for the first time in

Economics International

The World Vanilla Market is Anything but Vanilla

Vanilla strikes most consumers as a rather standard commodity. However, the story of how vanilla makes it from the farm to your ice cream cone is a complex mess. Vanilla

North America Security

Peña Nieto Policies to Change Mexican-US War on Drugs

The War on Drugs has resulted in thousands of deaths. Enrique Peña Nieto has announced a new strategy for Mexico focusing on civilian protection. Since the 1980s, when the United

Economics Latin America

Bill breaks Mexico’s telecom monopoly

Mexico’s Carlos Slim is no longer the world’s richest man. For the last four years, the billionaire and telecommunications mogul held claim to the distinction only to lose it in

Economics North America

Mexico at emerging markets’ frontier

Mexico is undergoing dramatic changes with long term benefits for its citizens and the global community; placing Mexico as a leader among emerging markets. Kidnappings. Heinous torture and brutal beheadings.