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Argentina and Brazil push for a Mercosur agreement with the EU

2017 promised to be a decisive year for the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union given Brazil and Argentina’s strong efforts to finalize the deal. However, due to

Economics Latin America

WTO condemns Brazil industrial policy: Brazilian government discusses new subsidies rules

According to the WTO, Brazil’s industrial programs are inconsistent with the international agreements signed by the country.

Latin America Politics

Now or never for Brazil’s pension reform

Brazil’s economy shows signs of improvements but the government needs to implement substantial pension reform to respond to demographic issues.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Japan reworks its energy policy. Kenya goes to the polls. US and Russia meet at ASEAN summit. Brazil eyes pension reform. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Presidential scandal rocks Brazil. French legislative elections heat up. NATO prepares for Trump. Protests continue in Venezuela. All in The Week Ahead.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Uncertainty hits the oil markets. Tensions heat up between Scotland and Westminster. Corruption scandal in Brazil hits dozens across the political spectrum. All in The Week Ahead.  Time to look at oil markets

Economics Latin America

Why is Brazil pushing ahead with contentious pension reform?

Unsustainable pension spending in Brazil threatens to devastate Brazil’s economy. To save the nation from going bust, President Michel Temer proposes a controversial reform package.

Latin America Politics

A battle for the Supreme Court begins in Brazil

President Temer’s nomination of Alexandre Morales to the Supreme Court of Brazil is proving controversial due to the country’s ongoing corruption scandal.

Latin America

Brazil: Country of the future no more

2016 was a year full of political crises and there were few places where the trouble ran as deep as it did in Brazil. After order broke down last year,

Latin America Politics

Can Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff come back?

Despite poor performance of the interim government, Dilma Rousseff’s chances remain slim. Michel Temer is now seen as the lesser of two evils.