Ones to Watch: 29 August 2016

Americas: Rousseff likely to lose impeachment trial final vote In Brazil, the Senate’s final vote on suspended President Dilma Rousseff impeachment trial is expected to take place between 30 and 31 August, with Rousseff increasingly likely to be permanently removed from the presidency. Should at least two-thirds of the 81 senators find her guilty of…

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…