Ones to Watch: 23 October 2016

Americas: Tension in Venezuela scales-up Sectors: all Key Risks: political instability; social unrest; political violence   In Venezuela, political and social tensions are set to increase over the coming week with a potential for associated violent unrest across the country’s main urban centres. The opposition MUD coalition called on Venezuelans to peacefully take to...

Ones to Watch: 17 October 2016

Americas: Peru continues to face mining-related violent unrest Sectors: mining, energy Key Risks: civil unrest, business interruption In Peru, further violent unrest against China’s MMG Las Bambas copper mine in the south-central Apurimac region cannot be ruled out. On 14 October a protester was killed and several others were injured as demonstrations against the...

Ones to Watch: 10 October 2016

Americas: Venezuelan opposition to take to the streets Sectors: all Key Risks: civil unrest; political instability In Venezuela, the MUD opposition coalition called on Venezuelans to take to the streets across the country on 12 October to demand that electoral authorities speed-up the recall referendum process against President Nicolas Maduro. The second phase of...

Ones to Watch: 3 October 2016

Americas: uncertainty grows as Colombians reject FARC peace deal Sectors: all Key Risks: insurgency; terrorism; political instability In Colombia, the coming weeks will be crucial to lower the levels of uncertainty sparked after Colombians unexpectedly rejected the final peace deal signed between the government and the FARC in a national referendum on 2 October. With...

Ones to Watch: 26 September 2016

Americas: crucial week for government-FARC final peace deal In Colombia, the coming week will be crucial in securing a final peace agreement between the government and the FARC. On 26 September both parties plan to formally sign the final deal in Cartagena in a ceremony that is expected to pass peacefully, although rallies by...