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Viewpoint: The Risks of Ending NAFTA

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:07

Viewpoint: The Risks of Ending NAFTA

Viewpoints AmericasMonday, October 16, 2017

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NAFTA constitutes an anchor of stability, which is key both for internal confidence and attracting foreign investment, writes COMEXI's Luis Rubio.

Punto de vista: Los riesgos de acabar con el TLCAN

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:51

Punto de vista: Los riesgos de acabar con el TLCAN

Viewpoints AmericasMonday, October 16, 2017

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El TLCAN constituye un ancla de estabilidad que es clave tanto para la confianza interna como para atraer la inversión del exterior, escribe Luis Rubio de COMEXI.

Update: 3 Ways Venezuela Is Tampering with Sunday's Regional Elections

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:25

Update: 3 Ways Venezuela Is Tampering with Sunday's Regional Elections

Hemispheric UpdatesHolly K. SonnelandFriday, October 13, 2017

Venezuela is holding long-delayed gubernatorial elections at last on October 15, albeit warily. Projections show that the opposition is poised to win a landslide of the governorships, but the playing field has been considerably—and deliberately—distorted and few trust the government to handle the vote honestly, especially after its last vote in July was widely labeled fraudulent.

The Maduro administration is working hard to suppress opposition turnout in gubernatorial races on October 15.

LatAm in Focus: Mexico's Big Year Ahead

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:47

LatAm in Focus: Mexico's Big Year Ahead

PodcastsCarin ZissisThursday, October 12, 2017

Victor Herrara, former Mexico City office head for S&P’s Global Ratings, spells out what’s in store for Mexico—from elections to NAFTA talks.

Weekly Chart: How Latin Americans Perceive Corruption

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:55

Weekly Chart: How Latin Americans Perceive Corruption

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, October 11, 2017

Despite some public efforts to root out corruption in several countries, most Latin Americans feel corruption is in fact getting worse. Guatemalans impeached their president in 2015 for being involved in a bribery scheme just to find themselves with their current president, Jimmy Morales, mired in corruption scandals, too.

Two-thirds of Latin Americans think corruption is up, and a third pay bribes themselves.

Explainer: Brazil's Political Parties to Watch in 2018

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:39

Explainer: Brazil's Political Parties to Watch in 2018

ExplainersLuisa LemeMeg HealyFriday, October 6, 2017

As Brazil hits the one-year mark before the 2018 general elections, the country’s political parties face a task that could prove more difficult than winning votes: persuading Brazilians to trust the system. An Ipsos study from July showed that only 6 percent of Brazilian voters feel represented by their elected officials.

Given voter disillusionment with traditional politics, the country’s parties are rebranding to rebuild their influence. A year before general elections, we profile the parties. 

Explainer: Colombia's Peace Process with the ELN

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:05

Explainer: Colombia's Peace Process with the ELN

ExplainersHolly K. SonnelandThursday, October 5, 2017

With one peace agreement being hesitantly implemented, President Juan Manuel Santos is working to get a second one under his belt before his term ends in mid-2018.

The October 1 bilateral ceasefire with the National Liberation Army, now the country’s largest guerrilla group, is a milestone.

Weekly Chart: Cuba's Tourism Breaks Records

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 16:58

Weekly Chart: Cuba's Tourism Breaks Records

InfographicsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, October 4, 2017

Hurricane Irma might have inundated Havana, but Cuba has already beat several records in 2017 when it comes to tourism. For one, the 286,000 U.S. visitors the island received in the first five months of 2017 is already more than the total (282,000) for all of 2016. But both U.S.

Despite Hurricane Irma and renewed U.S. tensions, Cuba’s tourism sector is still on track to receive 4.7 million visitors in 2017.

Update: Brazil's Oil and Gas Auction Breaks Records

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:32

Update: Brazil's Oil and Gas Auction Breaks Records

Hemispheric UpdatesNaki MendozaThursday, September 28, 2017

International investors busted out their checkbooks on September 27 and pledged record amounts for the rights to develop Brazil’s oil and gas riches. The country’s fourteenth bid round for oil and gas exploration and production blocks drew more than $1.2 billion in signing bonuses from energy companies.

All told, the signing bonuses pledged on September 27 were more than double the amount anticipated.

Weekly Chart: Argentina's Legislative Elections by the Numbers

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:18

Weekly Chart: Argentina's Legislative Elections by the Numbers

InfographicsJulia d'AmoursElizabeth GonzalezThursday, September 28, 2017

On October 22, Argentines will vote for a third of the seats in the Senate (24 out of 72) and half of those in the Chamber of Deputies (127 out of 257). The vote will determine how much sway President Maurico Macri’s reformist Let’s Change coalition will have in Congress.

The October 22 vote will determine how much sway President Maurico Macri’s coalition will have in Congress, as well as Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s return to politics.

LatAm in Focus: Economic Realities Facing Chile's Next President

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:44

LatAm in Focus: Economic Realities Facing Chile's Next President

PodcastsElizabeth GonzalezWednesday, September 27, 2017

Listen: Now heading candidate Sebastián Piñera’s economic platform, former Finance Minister Felipe Larraín talks tax reform, copper, and more.

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