Ones to Watch: 21 November 2016

Americas: Austerity measures to continue to fuel unrest in Brazil Sectors: all Key Risks: violent civil unrest; strikes; political instability In Brazil, further demonstrations to protest against a proposed constitutional amendment to cap public spending should be expected across the country’s main urban centres, particularly in the capital Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.…

Ones to Watch: 14 November 2016

Americas: Colombia reaches revised final peace deal with the FARC Sectors: all Key Risks: insurgency; terrorism; political stability In Colombia, the coming weeks will be crucial in securing the 12 November revised final peace deal reached between the government and the FARC. The accord came six weeks after the rejection of an earlier agreement in…

Ones to Watch: 7 November 2016

Americas: increased risk of unrest as US heads to the polls Sectors:  all Key Risks: civil unrest; electoral violence In the United States, a particularly polarising campaign in the run up to the 8 November general elections underscores the potential for localised protests, although violent incidents are highly unlikely to be widespread. The vast majority…

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Ones to Watch: 31 October 2016

Americas: PDVSA’s woes continue Sectors:  hydrocarbon Key Risks: non-payment; foreign exchange shortage; political instability; civil unrest US federal prosecutors are preparing to charge several individuals and confiscate their property over the alleged looting of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. Those investigated are alleged to have taken bribes from third parties to award inflated contracts through…