AKE Ones to Watch: 22 May 2017

Americas: embattled President Temer fights for survival Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; corruption fallout In Brazil, President Michel Temer appears determined to fight for his political survival after fresh bribery allegations made public on 17 May put his presidency at the verge of collapse. Since then, several impeachment requests have been filed…

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…

Ones to Watch: 8 May 2017

Americas: Unrest likely as former president Lula testifies in Petrobras corruption probe Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability; corruption fallout In Brazil, former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is scheduled to be questioned on 10 May in the first of five trials linked to the Petrobras corruption probe which could threaten his 2018 presidential bid.…