Ones to Watch: 5 September 2016

Americas: tension in Venezuela to continue to increase In Venezuela, the opposition has called for further demonstrations to take place in the capital Caracas and across the country’s main urban centres on 7 and 14 September to demand a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro take place in 2016. Pro-government rallies are also planned for…

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…

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…