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Ones to Watch: 22 August 2016

Americas: Rousseff’s impeachment, unrest in Bolivia, Colombia’s Choco strikes In Brazil, the Senate is scheduled to begin suspended President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial on 25 August. Should at least two-thirds of the 81 senators find her guilty of doctoring fiscal accounts to mask Brazil’s budget deficit Rousseff will be permanently removed from office and interim…

Ones to Watch: 15 August 2016

Americas: Venezuela-Colombia border reopens; Olympic security; utility hike in Argentina Venezuelans will likely continue to cross en masse into neighbouring Colombia to buy mostly food and medicine following the 11 August bilateral agreement to gradually re-open the border, which was unilaterally closed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro nearly a year ago over security concerns. Both countries…

Ones to Watch: 3 August 2016

Americas: Rio Olympics begin; ELN peace talks, Nicaragua’s increased political tension In Brazil, civil unrest and crime will remain key risks throughout the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro beginning on 5 August. Opposition demonstrations are expected in Rio on that date. Further unrest will remain likely at least until the Games end on…

Ones to Watch: 27 July 2016

Americas: recall referendum in Venezuela; Peru’s new president; Mexico teachers’ strike Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) is expected to discuss the date for the start of the second of three stages in the recall-referendum process against President Nicolas Maduro on 1 August. The opposition MUD coalition has repeatedly denounced electoral authorities continue to delay the…

Ones to Watch: 20 July 2016

Americas: Security in Rio; unrest in Argentina; and Colombian truckers’ strike In Brazil heightened security measures should be expected over the coming weeks as the 5-21 August Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro approach. Concerns over security in the lead up to and during the Games have recently increased. On 15 July the…