Ones to Watch, 11 February 2019

Americas: Fresh wave of violent protests amid state of economic emergency hits Haiti Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability; business disruption In Haiti, waves of violent anti-government protests are expected to continue. At least four people have been killed since 7 February, when protests demanding President Jovenel Moise step down reignited and...

Ones to Watch, 4 February 2019

Americas: Fallout from Brumadinho dam collapse to continue to hit Brazil’s Vale Sectors: mining; metals Key Risks: fines; lawsuits; credit rating downgrade; arrests In Brazil, mining giant Vale will continue to face severe fallout from the 25 January tailings dam burst at its Corrego do Feijao mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais. The dam’s collapse...

Ones to Watch, 28 January 2019

Americas: Further anti-government unrest expected in Venezuela as pressure on Maduro mounts Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; civil unrest; violent crackdown on dissent In Venezuela, opposition National Assembly President Juan Guaido called for anti-government demonstrations on 30 January and 2 February amid growing pressure for President Nicolas Maduro to call snap elections. Nationwide...

Ones to Watch, 21 January 2019

Americas: Tensions increase following ELN car bomb attack in Colombia’s capital Sectors: oil and gas; electricity; security-force/government personnel and assets Key Risks: terrorism; targeted attacks; insurgency; kidnapping In Colombia, further National Liberation Army (ELN) activity can be expected amid rising tensions between the leftist guerrilla group and President Ivan Duque’s government following the 17...

Ones to Watch, 14 January 2019

Americas: Disruptive shortages amid crackdown on fuel theft to continue across Mexico Sectors: all Key Risks: fuel shortages; disruptive unrest; fuel theft In Mexico, disruptive fuel shortages are expected to continue across the country as the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) cracks down on fuel theft with a strategy that has...