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Tourism in Latin America

The second quarter of 2020 was far and away the worst ever experienced by the tourist industry in Latin American and the Caribbean.

The outlook for US-LAC relations

Introduction
- Introduction
Part I: Taking stock after four years of Trump
- The impact of Covid-19
- Economy and trade
- Democracy and human rights
- Drugs and crime
- Migration
- Climate change
- The Hispanic vote in 2020
Part II: Expectations for the next four years
- Mexico and Central America
- The troika: Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua
- Brazil
The January 2017-January 2021 US administration led by President Donald J Trump is drawing to a close.

Venezuela recovery plans

Over a period of years, the Venezuelan economy has suffered a unique and catastrophic downturn.

Latin American populism

The combined health and economic crisis unleashed in Latin America by the coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic is likely to be one of the most severe setbacks in a generation.

Caribbean IFCs: facing headwinds

INTRODUCTION
- Introduction
BERMUDA
- (Re)Insuring North America and Europe
CAYMAN ISLANDS
- Banks down, funds up
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
- Countering negative perceptions
THE BAHAMAS
- Breadth more than depth
BARBADOS
- Specialist captive insurance centre
OTHER CENTRES - Trinidad & Tobago, Curaçao, and Panama
- Three other centres in the Caribbean describe themselves as IFCs.
Across the Caribbean, the governments of a number of countries and territories have nurtured offshore financial services as part of policies to diversify economies away from tourism.

Brazil: A year of Jair Bolsonaro

On 1 January 2019, Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in for a four-year term as the 38th president of Brazil, after winning a divisive election in October 2018.