Ones to Watch: 7 November 2016

Americas: increased risk of unrest as US heads to the polls Sectors:  all Key Risks: civil unrest; electoral violence In the United States, a particularly polarising campaign in the run up to the 8 November general elections underscores the potential for localised protests, although violent incidents are highly unlikely to be widespread. The vast majority…

Ones to Watch: 17 October 2016

Americas: Peru continues to face mining-related violent unrest Sectors: mining, energy Key Risks: civil unrest, business interruption In Peru, further violent unrest against China’s MMG Las Bambas copper mine in the south-central Apurimac region cannot be ruled out. On 14 October a protester was killed and several others were injured as demonstrations against the mine…

Ones to Watch: 10 October 2016

Americas: Venezuelan opposition to take to the streets Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability In Venezuela, the MUD opposition coalition called on Venezuelans to take to the streets across the country on 12 October to demand that electoral authorities speed-up the recall referendum process against President Nicolas Maduro. The second phase of the…