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Finance Latin America

Price-fixing can only worsen the crisis in Venezuela

The government, instead of forming an exit strategy from the humanitarian crisis, is forcing supermarkets and manufacturers to cut prices at severe losses.

Economics Latin America

Is PDVSA running out of fuel?

The PDVSA payment delays showed that the Maduro administration, strapped for cash, is fighting for its economic and political survival.

Latin America Politics

Between isolation and alliances – Venezuela’s uncertain future

Nicolas Maduro’s victory in this month’s regional elections has strengthened his leadership position and drastically reduced the opposition’s hope for a victory in the 2018 presidential elections. If he retains his presidency next year, will he be able to count on the support of his Latin American allies?

Latin America Politics

Can new elections save Venezuela?

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the last few weeks, demanding early elections and the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Venezuela teeters towards constitutional crisis following election delays and calls for impeachment. Strong U.S. growth data may buoy Democrats heading into final election stretch. EU growth may expand as trade hurtles are

Economics Latin America

Continued prospects for Mercosur at 25 years

Mercosur faces turbulent times in its 25th year.

International Natural resources and energy

Presenting the five oil exporters most affected by currency devaluation

Devaluation is the word of the day in oil exporting countries. Whether it is the Nigerian naira, the Venezuelan bolívar, or the Russian rouble, low oil prices are wreaking havoc

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

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Mercosur leaders meet. U.S. energy policy takes effect. Taiwan Presidential Candidates debate. Central African Republic votes for president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Mercosur Heads of State Meet in Paraguay On Monday, the

Latin America Politics

South America after Macri’s election

The new Argentinian president has taken steps towards altering continental politics, but he faces challenges from the neighbourhood. Is this a turning point for South America? Mauricio Macri, the newly