Ones to Watch: 10 July 2017

Americas: Senate to vote on controversial labour reform; Congress to vote on Temer’s trial Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; strikes; corruption fallout In Brazil, the Senate is expected to vote on the controversial government-backed labour reform bill on 11 July. A motion to fast-track the bill, which is part of President Michel…

Ones to Watch: 3 July 2017

Americas: Potential trial for Venezuela’s dissident Attorney General to continue to fuel unrest Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; violent clashes; political instability; looting In Venezuela, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz is expected to face a hearing on 4 July that could lead to her being put on trial over ‘grave faults’ and ‘treason’. The…

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.…

Ones to Watch: 28 November 2016

Americas: Cuba’s revolutionary leader dies Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; travel and road disruption In Cuba, the coming week will be marked by massive commemoration events following the death of the leader of the island’s socialist revolution Fidel Castro on 25 November. A nine-day mourning period began on 26 November. Thousands are expected at…