Ones to Watch, 18 September 2017

Americas: President Temer faces new criminal charges – and is likely to survive them Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; political uncertainty; delays to fiscal reform agenda; corruption fallout On 14 September in Brazil, General Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and racketeering alongside eight other political allies. The Supreme…

AKE Ones to Watch, 4 September 2017

Americas: Guatemala plunges into political crisis Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; corruption fallout In Guatemala, the Supreme Court of Justice is expected to rule on whether to lift President Jimmy Morales’ immunity from prosecution. The Attorney General’s office and the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) requested the judgement citing…

Ones to Watch: 21 August 2017

Americas: Mapuche-related violence to persist Sectors: cargo transport; forestry; agriculture; security forces Key Risks: terrorism; commercial/property damage; cargo disruption In Chile, attacks against forestry, agriculture and transport personnel and assets will remain a concern in the southern Araucania, Bio Bio and Los Rios regions as indicated by the latest incident in Temuco, Araucania on 19…

AKE Ones to Watch: 7 August 2017

Americas: Macri’s first election test looms Sectors: all Key Risks: policy continuity; political stability In Argentina, the policies of President Mauricio Macri will face the first, albeit far from definitive, test in the 13 August nationwide legislative primary elections, which are compulsory and will serve as an indication of the potential results of the 22…

Ones to Watch: 31 July 2017

Americas: Further US sanctions against Venezuela expected Sectors: all Key Risks: non-payment; FX shortage; civil unrest; deadly violence; political instability In Venezuela, further US sanctions are expected following the controversial 30 July vote to elect a National Constituent Assembly (NCA) that will be tasked with rewriting the constitution, a move expected to further entrench President…