Ones to Watch, 14 October 2019

Americas: Bolivia’s President Morales runs for controversial re-election on 20 October Sectors: all Key Risks: political stability; election-related violence In Bolivia, leftist President Evo Morales will seek to extend his 13-year long presidency by running for a controversial fourth term on 20 October. Frontrunner Morales and his nearest challenger, former president Carlos Mesa from...

Ones to Watch, 7 October

Americas: Disruptive unrest over austerity measures to persist across Ecuador Sectors: all Key Risks: violent unrest; looting; travel disruption; policy continuity; governability In Ecuador, further disruptive unrest and associated violence over recently announced austerity measures are expected at least over the coming week. On 6 October indigenous groups stated they would continue to block...

Ones to Watch, 30 September 2019

Americas: Violent unrest escalates in Haiti, heightened instability expected to persist Sectors: all Key Risks: violent unrest; business disruption; looting; political instability In Haiti, an ongoing wave of violent anti-government unrest is expected to continue to intensify over the coming days. Four people have so far been killed since demonstrations reignited in early September...

Ones to Watch, 23 September 2019

Americas: Uncertainty persists amid mounting pressure to set date for snap elections in Guyana Sectors: oil & gas, mining Key Risks: policy uncertainty; political instability; FoP In Guyana, the government could announce a long-delayed snap general election date over the coming week. President David Granger scheduled a full Cabinet meeting for 24 September after...

Ones to Watch, 16 September 2019

Americas: Three-month long protests against Tia Maria copper mine could intensify in Peru Sectors: oil & gas Key Risks: business disruption; frustration of process; civil unrest In Peru, disruptive protests against Southern Copper’s controversial Tia Maria copper mine project in Arequipa region could intensify over the coming days. Demonstrations against the currently suspended project...