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Weekly Report - 07 November 2019 (WR-19-44)

Just as it seemed that the international pressure on Venezuela’s de facto president Nicolás Maduro was relenting, with daily headlines dominated by major protests elsewhere in Latin America, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced the expulsion of Venezuela’s entire diplomatic corps on 2 November.

Latin American Weekly Report - 24 October 2019 (WR-19-42)

Bolivia has been plunged into uncertainty following the 20 October general election in which President Evo Morales was seeking a contentious fourth re-election for the ruling Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS).

Weekly Report - 12 September 2019 (WR-19-36)

Venezuela’s de facto and interim presidents, Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó respectively, fired poisoned darts at one another this week as the prospect of a political resolution to the country’s long-running and multi-layered crisis grew yet more distant.

Weekly Report - 06 June 2019 (WR-19-22)

As the domestic political position of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador goes from strength to strength he faces a major diplomatic challenge north of the border which will only intensify as his US peer Donald Trump gears up for a re-election bid.

Weekly Report - 30 May 2019 (WR-19-21)

This week delegations representing the Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro, on the one hand, and opposition leader and interim president Juan Guaidó, on the other, met in Oslo to hold a round of talks under the auspices of the Norwegian government.

Weekly Report - 16 May 2019 (WR-19-19)

If Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri was under any illusions about the size of the task he faces to secure re-election in October, events over the course of this week will have disabused him of them.

Weekly Report - 02 May 2019 (WR-19-17)

Venezuela’s widely recognised interim president Juan Guaidó promised a decisive development in the end game to bring down the government led by Nicolás Maduro on 1 May.

Weekly Report - 25 April 2019 (WR-19-16)

After last week’s moves to soften the austerity programme backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Argentine peso remained under relentless pressure this week, with a particularly wobbly day on 24 April, dubbed “black Wednesday”.

Weekly Report - 21 March 2019 (WR-19-11)

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented one of his government’s flagship policy proposals at the weekend: a five-year national development plan designed not just to drive economic growth and attract foreign direct investment (FDI) but also to improve justice and the rule of law, and social welfare, “ending the nightmare that was neoliberal politics”.

Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

In a combative speech opening the new session of the federal congress on 1 March, jeered by opposition protestors inside and outside the building, Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri insisted that his government is making progress and needs a second four-year term in office to complete its “transformation” of the country.

Weekly Report - 31 January 2019 (WR-19-04)

In the space of barely three weeks, Juan Guaidó has emerged as the most formidable foe Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution has faced in its 20 years of existence.