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Two keys to Venezuela’s future: food and soldiers

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Two keys to Venezuela’s future: food and soldiers

The battle between pro- and anti-government forces continued in Venezuela this week. Two factors now seem key to determining the outcome. First, the fate of the opposition-controlled plan to distribute humanitarian aid, now set to commence on 23 F...

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Poverty contained?

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Poverty contained?

The end of the commodities boom in 2012-2013 triggered five years of slower growth in Latin America and prompted fears that poverty would once more increase. In fact, it did increase in both 2015 and 2016; but data for 2017 just published by the U...

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LatestSecurity & Strategic Review

Populism against crime: where are Brazil and Mexico heading?

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Populism against crime: where are Brazil and Mexico heading?

By the size of their populations and economies Brazil and Mexico are the two Latin American giants. They also suffer some of the world’s highest crime rates. Two new presidents, a populist of the right (Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil) and a populi...

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LatestRegional Report

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In this February edition of Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America, we begin by looking at Guatemala which, at the very least, is immersed in a constitutional crisis. Some go further and call it a slow-motion coup d’...

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LatestSpecial Report

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El Salvador’s presidential election on 3 February represents an opportunity for Nayib Bukele, of Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (Gana), to end the dominance of the country’s traditional parties. Bukele has galvanised support throu...

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