A widespread sentiment of dissatisfaction and lack of fairness is driving protests across the region.
2019 has been a tumultuous year for South America. In recent months, mass protests have swept across several countries, including major oil and gas producers Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia. Continued political and social turbulence will likely contribute to stagnant oil and gas production growth in these countries. Conversely, Brazil and Guyana are on track to become the region’s largest sources of supply growth.
A wide variety of factors—domestic and external—will shape 5G deployment in the Latin American region over the next few years.
Las acciones recientes del gobierno de Daniel Ortega incitando la violencia, permitiendo la humillación y la tortura policial, fomentando que otros hagan lo mismo, representan la continuidad de la autoridad política por la vía de la transgresión.
Es la etapa del liderazgo y la oportunidad de introducir una estrategia política que afecte el balance de poder del régimen.
In a country used to having strong leaders, Alberto Fernández’s dependency on his still-popular but polarizing vice president could weaken him politically. Sooner or later, this contradiction will need to be resolved, and one of the two Fernandezes will be left standing.
CSR is a topic of interest for many of China’s major overseas investors. New Chinese progress on CSR will be critical, especially as companies look to grow their extractive sector investments and extend the BRI beyond the Eurasian region.
Each subsequent crisis makes it more difficult for the government to reform the economy without provoking a major social disruption. To escape its never-ending cycle of crises, however, the next president will have to do more than reform the economy; he will have to win back the trust of voters who have grown to expect the worst from their leaders.
The September 2019 Newsletter of the Remittance Industry Observatory looks at Nigeria, a country with a complex history of migration and some of the largest remittance flows in Africa and presents a summary of a recent Congressional Hearing on Facebook’s proposed mobile wallet, Calibra.
On Oct. 20, Bolivian President Evo Morales will go to the polls in search of a fourth term. Victory would extend his time in office to almost two decades, and — depending on how the election goes — could place democracy itself at risk in the Andean country.
Una lectura crítica de las encuestas de opinión revela las realidades que el régimen intenta ocultar, en la lucha del pueblo por la democracia.
La apuesta de Ortega para ganar se basa en su creencia de que tiene una ventaja en este momento siempre y cuando actúe en seis frentes: la represión política y económica, el acomodamiento económico del sector privado, la división y censura de la oposición, una comunidad internacional poco activa, y la protección a su círculo de poder.
The fires in the Amazon expose the very heart of the greatest collective action problem that humanity has faced, and it foreshadows harder battles to come. The actions of each individual country have consequences for the global climate, yet perpetrators are loath to make sacrifices when others, especially those with equal or greater responsibility, are not doing the same. The fact that threats of economic punishment seem to have shifted Brazil’s behavior suggests that a similar approach could be taken to address climate change on a larger scale. But it will not be easy, especially where the biggest emitters are concerned.
The United States must now reassess its approach. Washington shouldn’t give up its sustained focus on the crisis or its stated objective of restoring democracy and constitutional order, but it does have to accept the facts on the ground and recognize that maximalist demands are unhelpful.