Ones to Watch: 15 May 2017

Americas: disruption expected as teachers protests across Mexico Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; commercial damage; disruptive blockades In Mexico, teachers’ unions are expected to demonstrate in the capital Mexico City to protest a series of grievances during Teacher’s Day on 15 May. Government officials announced the deployment of around 2,500 police officers to monitor…

Eastern Caribbean: A successful monetary union?

Date first published: 02/05/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: slow growth; sovereign default There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that before the establishment of the European Monetary Union (EMU), representatives from the European Central Bank travelled to Basseterre, the capital of St Kitts and Nevis. The trip to the tropical capital was to help them understand…

Further into chaos

Date first published: 27/04/2017 Key sectors: all Key risks: violent unrest; looting; deadly clashes; deadly clashes Violence has once again erupted in crisis-ridden Venezuela. At least 29 people have been killed since the pro-government Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) ruled on 29 March to take over the legislative powers of the opposition-led National Assembly (NA). Unprecedented regional and…