Join Us

Member Area

Latin American Weekly Report

Select archive period:


Weekly Report - 14 December 2017 (WR-17-49)

Leader
- Mexico’s presidential line-up complete
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Electoral campaign kicks off
- VENEZUELA: Municipal elections acquire unexpected relevance
- BOLIVIA: Morales finally meets Temer
- PERU: Odebrecht investigations ruffle more feathers
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: PSDB at the crossroads
- ARGENTINA: Fernández fights arrest for treason
- CHILE: Final debates provide few clues ahead of run-off
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Setback for Varela as EU blacklists Panama
- HONDURAS: Opposition ratchets up pressure
Postscript
- Glas conviction will have political repercussions in Ecuador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 07 December 2017 (WR-17-48)

Leader
- Maduro conducts dialogue amid purge in Venezuela
Andean
- ECUADOR: Moreno unfazed by Correa’s return
- COLOMBIA: New blow to peace prospects
- BOLIVIA: MAS downplays another electoral defeat
- PERU: Odebrecht case enters critical new phase
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Piñera scores own goal ahead of second round
- BRAZIL: Electoral poll brings out stark societal divides
- BRAZIL: Growth picks up
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Meade coronation ignites presidential contest
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Electoral crisis deepens
- COSTA RICA: ‘Cementazo’ claims another casualty
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Venezuela’s Maduro experiments with cryptocurrency
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 30 November 2017 (WR-17-47)

Leader
- Honduras plunged into uncertainty after tight elections
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Military tightens grip on power
- BOLIVIA: Morales gets the green light
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Missing submarine provides headache for Macri
- BRAZIL: Time running out for key pension reform
- BRAZIL: PSDB chooses presidential candidate but splits remain
- CHILE: Courting the FA
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Meade anointed as PRI candidate
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela pays historic visit to China
Postscript
- Crucial peace legislation in Colombia goes down to the wire
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 November 2017 (WR-17-46)

Leader
- Game on as Piñera stumbles in Chile, but congress the big story
Andean
- PERU: Fujimorismo accused of institutional coup
- COLOMBIA: De la Calle to run for president
- VENEZUELA: Daring escape raises questions about dialogue
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Judiciary orders rogue deputies back to jail
- BRAZIL: Wrapping up ‘Car Wash’ investigations
- BRAZIL: Politicians trade alliances for ministerial positions
- ARGENTINA: Macri strikes fiscal pact with provinces
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Nafta renegotiations stagnate
- MEXICO: FCM tentatively starts to take shape
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Private sector takes issue with Morales government
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Correa poised for showdown with Moreno in Ecuador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 November 2017 (WR-17-45)

Leader
- Venezuela’s Maduro prepares for rough ride
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Drug record broken
- PERU: Odebrecht allegations corner political leaders
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri closes in on key reforms
- BRAZIL: Cabinet reshuffle begins
- CHILE: Piñera announces plan for Araucanía
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Tough talking on Nafta
- MEXICO: Cross-referencing the disappeared
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: OAS endorses FSLN victory
- PANAMA: Varela faces fresh pressure over Odebrecht
Postscript
- Cuba seeks foreign assistance over sonic attack allegations
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 November 2017 (WR-17-44)

Leader
- Venezuela slips towards outright default
Andean
- ECUADOR: Uneasy calm prevails
- COLOMBIA: Farc justice incites controversy
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Court cases getting closer to Cristina?
- BRAZIL: Pension reform in the balance
- URUGUAY: Vázquez lands ‘big fish’
- PARAGUAY: ANR-PC set for major showdown in primaries
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Rise of the independents?
- MEXICO-REGION: Elites in trouble – again
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: FSLN claims another dubious victory
- COSTA RICA: Could Castro challenge Desanti for presidency?
- EL SALVADOR: Mayor faces trial for mara collaboration
Postscript
- Final roll of the dice for Chile’s Guillier
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 November 2017 (WR-17-43)

Leader
- Civil war breaks out in Ecuador’s ruling AP as Moreno ousted
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Mutiny in the opposition ranks
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Gils Carbó throws in the towel
- ARGENTINA: The shape of things to come
- BRAZIL: Uber claims temporary political victory
- CHILE: Piñera presents spending plans
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: The revolt that wasn’t
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- REGION: Meeting of the Odebrecht prosecutors
- HONDURAS: Election Fever
Postscript
- A parting of the Farc ways
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 26 October 2017 (WR-17-42)

Leader
- Macri coasts to coruscating congressional victory in Argentina
Andean
- COLOMBIA: ELN and FARC sign Montecristi declaration
- VENEZUELA: A MUDDY end
- PERU: Human Rights in Peru – a long way to go
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Congress shelves corruption case against Temer
- BRAZIL: Blessed be the flour
- CHILE: Piñera and Bachelet slug it out
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Deadlock in the senate
- MEXICO-REGION: DEA sees a continuing Mexican and Colombian threat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Minustah leaves behind a mixed legacy
- GUATEMALA: Fallout from political crisis continues
Postscript
- Ecuador taps international capital markets
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 October 2017 (WR-17-41)

Leader
- Venezuela’s MUD outfoxed and out of ideas
Andean
- PERU: Aráoz and Fujimori coast through
- COLOMBIA: Vargas Lleras takes aim at JEP
- BOLIVIA: Tensions rise over re-election
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Explosive end to electoral campaign
- CHILE: Piñera ratchets up attacks on opponents
- BRAZIL: The establishment bites back
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Cervantes resigns as head of PGR
- MEXICO: Zavala candidacy will cost PAN big
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Cementing corruption concerns ahead of elections
Postscript
- Moreno’s non-adjustment in Ecuador
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 October 2017 (WR-17-40)

Leader
- PAN schism could pave PRI’s way to re-election
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: New fatal prison riot raises old questions
Andean
- VENEZUELA: MUD in pole position but…
- PERU: Kuczynski over latest hump, but bumpy road ahead
- COLOMBIA: Ruling coalition splits over Farc
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Bribery scheme reaches Olympic proportions
- ARGENTINA: Macri gets three timely boosts
- CHILE: Mapuche conflict impacts electoral campaign
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Arzú targeted in anti-corruption efforts
Postscript
- El Salvador’s political landscape faces major upheaval
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 05 October 2017 (WR-17-39)

Leader
- Ecuador’s Moreno bids to consign Correa to margins
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Divisions emerge in electoral coalitions over peace
- PERU: Aráoz seeks support against complicated backdrop
- VENEZUELA: Russia to the rescue
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Still lukewarm on Lula ahead of elections
- ARGENTINA: Macri winning tussle with Fernández
- CHILE: Mapuche overshadow first presidential debate
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Driving development in the south
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Spiralling violence could be here to stay
- GUATEMALA: Morales faces another threat of legal action
Postscript
- Costa Rican presidential candidates to go to jail
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 28 September 2017 (WR-17-38)

Leader
- Will Mexico’s devastating earthquake produce seismic political change?
Andean
- PERU: Aráoz treads a well-worn path
- COLOMBIA: Santos starts delivering on peace accord
- BOLIVIA: MAS revives re-election debate
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: UPP bastion falls
- CHILE: Illegal campaign financing allegations hit Piñera
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Echoes of 2015
- HONDURAS: Hernández on course for re-election
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Cuba’s electoral process begins amid diplomatic discord
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 21 September 2017 (WR-17-37)

Leader
- Political brinkmanship in Peru backfires
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos resolute against decertification threat
- ECUADOR: Moreno looks for control
- VENEZUELA: Working to stay afloat
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: All change at the attorney general’s office
- PARAGUAY: Opposition forges electoral alliance
- ARGENTINA: Fernández leaves comfort zone in electoral quest
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Mancera uses fifth Informe to set 2018 stall out
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: OAS to ‘accompany’ municipal vote
- HAITI: Moïse faces more unrest
Postscript
- Vázquez leaves Topolansky in charge in Uruguay
- United Nations General Assembly

Weekly Report - 14 September 2017 (WR-17-36)

Leader
- Pope’s Colombia visit strengthens Santos legacy
Andean
- VENEZUELA: More talks about talks get underway
- PERU: Zavala goes for broke
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY: Sendic succumbs to pressure and steps down
- BRAZIL: New charges laid against Temer
- ARGENTINA: Courts provide electoral battleground
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: New coalition launched
- MEXICO: Killing spree targeting police rocks Guanajuato
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- REGION: Irma wreaks havoc across the Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Congress deals double blow to transparency efforts
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Moreno and the challenge from within
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 07 September 2017 (WR-17-35)

Leader
- Santiago Maldonado case poses threat for Argentina’s Macri
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro and Chevron ‘look for solutions’
- VENEZUELA: How not to win friends and influence people
- COLOMBIA: Tipping point for peace?
- ECUADOR: Trimming the fat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil pushes for increased trade with China
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Paper companies and a red Ferrari
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales’s fate is in the hands of congress
- PANAMA: Panama’s judiciary feels the heat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Floods impact agricultural heartland in Argentina
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 31 August 2017 (WR-17-34)

Leader
- First Pérez Molina, now Morales?
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Default ‘probable’ because of US sanctions, Fitch warns
- VENEZUELA: Playing the victim, playing for time
- ECUADOR: Opening up Pandora’s Box
- COLOMBIA: Vargas Lleras launches independent presidential bid
- BOLIVIA: Morales upsets private sector
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Auctioning off the Amazon
- ARGENTINA: Bonafini faces corruption investigation
- CHILE: Arson attack heats election debate
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Cat among the political pigeons
- MEXICO: Trump factor continues to generate uncertainty
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Peru teachers’ strike hits Kuczynski ratings
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 24 August 2017 (WR-17-33)

Leader
- Nafta talks setting the political timetable
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Farc facing the challenge of political campaigning
- VENEZUELA: Ortega goes for the jugular
- PERU: Kuczynski admits his “biggest failure” to date
- ECUADOR: Oil industry ignites Moreno-Correa tension
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri untroubled by labour protest
- BRAZIL: Eletrobras privatisation moves the markets
- BRAZIL-PARAGUAY: Cartes touches down in Brazil
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Cuba still pushing to get fallow lands to work
- NICARAGUA: Gearing up for November municipals
- GUATEMALA: Renewed calls for anti-gang legislation
Postscript
- Chile leaves rapidly diminishing club
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 17 August 2017 (WR-17-32)

Leader
- Argentina’s Macri buoyant as PJ fiefdoms tumble
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Constituent assembly spreads its tentacles
- COLOMBIA: Security issues dominate vice-presidential visit
- PERU: Kuczynski calls on teachers to return to class
- BOLIVIA: Morales gives green light to Tipnis road
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Chronicle of a disappointment foretold?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: PRI not quite fighting fit?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Varela back on defensive over Odebrecht
- COSTA RICA: Closing the fiscal deficit
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- El Salvador to crack down on death squads?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 10 August 2017 (WR-17-31)

Leader
- International pressure on Venezuela crystallises
Brazil & Southern Cone
- REGION: Mercosur gets off the fence over Venezuela
- BRAZIL: All change ahead of 2018 elections
- CHILE: Guillier seeks to get up and running
Andean
- ECUADOR: Ruling AP faces schism as Moreno fires Glas
- PERU: Protesting teachers accused of terrorist ties
- COLOMBIA: Santos makes final call for unity
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Farmers ratchet up pressure on Peña Nieto
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís shock tactics over deficit provoke ire
- EL SALVADOR: Financial crisis takes on new dimension
Postscript
- Bouterse moves to muzzle social media in Suriname
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 03 August 2017 (WR-17-30)

Leader
- Maduro readies constituent assembly, ignoring fraud allegations
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Judiciary delivers landmark conviction
- PERU: Kuczynski conducts mini cabinet reshuffle
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Army sent in to Rio (again)
- BRAZIL: Temer dodges the bullet
- ARGENTINA: Macri faces threat of Kirchnerista comeback
- CHILE: Crisis in Christian Democrats
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Still at cross-purposes?
- MEXICO: López Obrador accuses PRIAN of skulduggery
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HONDURAS: Doubts surround electoral process
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Eduardo Crawley
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 27 July 2017 (WR-17-29)

Leader
- Farc and AUC reconciliation masks Colombia’s post-peace dilemma
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Venezuela on tenterhooks
- VENEZUELA-COLOMBIA: Colombia feels the pressure
- ECUADOR: Glas hinders Moreno’s reconciliation drive
- BOLIVIA: Morales back on the defensive over coca
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Austerity over popularity
- PARAGUAY: PCC continues to make presence felt
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Pemex tackles internal collusion in oil theft
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: A truce for the corrupt
- HAITI: Moïse moves on military pledge
Postscript
- Argentine ministry to take over symbol of state terrorism
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 20 July 2017 (WR-17-28)

Leader
- Candidates and corruption in Argentine electoral race
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Concern over growing coca crop
- VENEZUELA: Ten days to go
- PERU: Kenji vs Keiko
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Maia’s view of the world
- CHILE: Guiller struggles to make the ‘new politics’ work
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Duarte trial: a litmus test
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Congress presidency election exposes opposition disarray
- COSTA RICA: PAC ends speculation ahead of 2018 vote
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Moreno criticises Correa profligacy
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 13 July 2017 (WR-17-27)

Leader
- Ecuador’s Revolution divided as Correa fires parting volley at Moreno
Andean
- VENEZUELA: López back in the thick of it
- COLOMBIA: United Nations mission moves to Phase 2
- COLOMBIA: Not in my back yard?
- PERU: Humala and Heredia arrests ordered
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Gils Carbó in the spotlight
- BRAZIL: Labour reform approved as political crisis unfolds
- PARAGUAY: Division defines electoral scenario
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Trouble with the penal code
- MEXICO: Pegasus deployed against Iguala experts
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Major mine suspended
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Ringing the changes in Argentina
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 06 July 2017 (WR-17-26)

Leader
- Venezuela’s downward spiral into violent chaos
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Corruption case embarrasses government
- PERU: Kuczynski weighs up his options
- BOLIVIA: Scandal claims YPFB chief
- ECUADOR: Moreno placates indigenous
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Piñera ahead, while new Left threatens old Left
- ARGENTINA: Back to school
- BRAZIL: Neves makes his comeback
- BRAZIL: Judiciary takes aim at Temer’s inner circle
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Another governor under investigation
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Main opposition in electoral spotlight
- PANAMA: Clouds overshadow Canal expansion anniversary
Postscript
- Honduras and Guatemala launch customs union
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 29 June 2017 (WR-17-25)

Leader
- Brazil’s Temer charged with corruption
Andean
- VENEZUELA: No end to the madness
- PERU: Zavala’s head next on the block?
- COLOMBIA: Farc bids farewell to arms
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri’s dream ticket?
- CHILE: Bachelet makes major Mapuche gesture
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Losing the fight
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: UN prepares new policy of support
- NICARAGUA: Contentious penal reform package approved
Postscript
- Ecuador’s number two runs congressional gauntlet
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 22 June 2017 (WR-17-24)

Leader
- Trump’s new Cuba policy: tough talk, soft substance
Andean
- VENEZUELA: End in sight for Ortega
- PERU: Economy minister resigns
- ECUADOR: Moreno’s new style comes to the fore
- COLOMBIA: Centro Andino attack raises serious questions
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Fernández launches new political vehicle
- BRAZIL: New pressure on Temer
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Government in a twist over Pegasus
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina urged to resign to forge new democracy
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Piñera plunged into polemic
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 15 June 2017 (WR-17-23)

Leader
- China deepens Central American diplomatic incursion
Andean
- ECUADOR: Ructions appear in ruling party
- VENEZUELA: The battle for the constitution
- COLOMBIA: Operation strikes oil thieves in Catatumbo
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Electoral court rules Temer can stay
- CHILE: Goic-Guillier grudge splits ruling coalition
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Opposition wrestles with electoral fallout
- MEXICO: New corruption case implicates PAN
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Shoring up ties with Mexico
Postscript
- Bolivia takes Chile dispute to OAS
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 08 June 2017 (WR-17-22)

Leader
- What Mexico’s electoral results mean for 2018 presidential contest
Andean
- ECUADOR: Draining the swamp
- VENEZUELA: Ministers to moonlight in constituent assembly?
- COLOMBIA: Setback to Farc disarmament process
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: President Bachelet delivers final balance sheet
- ARGENTINA: Macri gets early electoral fillip
- TRACKING TRENDS
- BRAZIL: Trial over electoral wrongdoing resumes
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Sánchez cherry-picks statistics for annual speech
- NICARAGUA: OAS departure sparks speculation
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Dominican Republic takes action over Odebrecht scandal
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 01 June 2017 (WR-17-21)

Leader
- Fernández drops strong hint she will run in Argentine elections
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Supreme court widens anti-corruption probe
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro gets top court’s backing for assembly
- PERU: Circling Chinchero
- ECUADOR: Key cabinet pick inflames indigenous tension
- COLOMBIA: Farc disarmament postponed
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: US identifies powerful new drug gang
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- HAITI: Moïse presents 100-day balance sheet
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Mexico’s Zapatistas select presidential candidate
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 25 May 2017 (WR-17-20)

Leader
- Scandal plunges Brazil back into political crisis
Andean
- ECUADOR: Moreno picks up baton from Correa
- VENEZUELA: Taking Ortega off the air
- COLOMBIA: Peace talks with ELN resume
- PERU: Zavala blasts congress after Vizcarra forced out
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri seals Japan deal
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Edomex showdown could reshape political landscape
- MEXICO: Organised crime, police, implicated in killing
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Gearing up for elections
- GUATEMALA: Military deployment to resolve long-running dispute
- NICARAGUA: Ortega defiant over IMF call for reform
Postscript
- El Salvador gets top papal recognition
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 18 May 2017 (WR-17-19)

Leader
- Tapping into China’s mammoth infrastructure plan
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Santos launches bold plan to slash coca production
- VENEZUELA: Venezuela cleaves the Western Hemisphere
- PERU: Stuck in the mud
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Lula launches his political comeback
- ARGENTINA: Dealing with a ‘two for one’ crisis
- CHILE: Can Piñera capitalise on split Left?
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Death of a journalist (again) spurs action
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Tensions with Colombia over security
Postscript
- Ecuador’s Moreno promises consensual politics
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 11 May 2017 (WR-17-18)

Leader
- Mexico’s Red Triangle shapes up as next public security threat
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Military courts for civilian protesters
- PERU: Fujimori object of ‘ping pong’
- COLOMBIA: Chocó provides major headache for government
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Military man to head indigenous rights agency
- URUGUAY: Nin performs balancing act over Venezuela
- ARGENTINA-BOLIVIA-CHILE: Gas spat erupts
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís trumpets progress as he enters final year
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Opposition FNM sweeps to victory in The Bahamas
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 04 May 2017 (WR-17-17)

Leader
- Colombian peace process gets UN and US boost
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro seeks constituent assembly to save skin
- PERU: Kuczynski gets back to work
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: DC deepens rift in ruling coalition
- PARAGUAY: Healing wounds after failed re-election reform
- BRAZIL: General strike ends in violence but little change
- BRAZIL: Crunch time for pension reform
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Combating torture and forced disappearances
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: Homicides falling fast but for how long?
- GUATEMALA: Seeking to strengthen justice
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Citrus celebration for Macri after Trump meeting
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 27 April 2017 (WR-17-16)

Leader
- Trouble in Santa Cruz puts Kirchneristas on back foot
Andean
- VENEZUELA: ‘Vexit’
- ECUADOR: Jubilant Moreno plays to the base
- PERU: Debating Fujimori’s release
- BOLIVIA: Preparations under way for key vote
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Lula down but not out?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Good week, bad week for Morena
- MEXICO: The Wall: more funding twists and turns
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Reaching out
- NICARAGUA: Police deployment fans repression concerns
Postscript
- Santos squares up to Maduro
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 20 April 2017 (WR-17-15)

Leader
- Permanent protest in Venezuela
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Farc demobilisation process slow but steady
- PERU: More trouble for ex-presidents
- ECUADOR: Lenín Moreno, president-elect
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Disillusionment grows as graft probe deepens
- CHILE: Tax authority closes the files
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Duarte captured in Guatemala
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- PANAMA: Institutions suffer further credibility blow
Postscript
- Carrió signs up for Buenos Aires
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 April 2017 (WR-17-14)

Leader
- Political crisis produces new ‘Marzo Paraguayo’
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri faces down strikers
- CHILE: Bachelet moves again on constitutional reform
- BRAZIL: Alienating congress could be costly
- BRAZIL: Trade surplus despite meat scandal
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Another bond payment goes through, but at what cost?
- ECUADOR: Correa calls on Lasso not to lose his dignity
- PERU: Combating regional corruption
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Corrupt former governor caught abroad
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA-NICARAGUA: Mixed signals from old rivals
- HAITI: Mining proposal fuels concerns
Postscript
- Colombian military seeks political representation
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 06 April 2017 (WR-17-13)

Leader
- Moreno secures future of Ecuador’s Citizens’ Revolution
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Politics on a cliff edge
- COLOMBIA: Mocoa mudslide eclipses anti-corruption march
- BOLIVIA-CHILE: A new source of bilateral tension
- PERU: Government gains points in the ratings
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer on trial
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Hobbled from the start?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: PLN names its presidential candidate
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Who controls the streets in Argentina?
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 30 March 2017 (WR-17-12)

Leader
- Paralysis a concern in Cuba as clock starts on Castro
Andean
- ECUADOR: Between Scylla and Charybdis
- VENEZUELA: Supreme court steps into the ring
- COLOMBIA: ELN steps up military offensive
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Brazil moves to loosen labour laws
- BRAZIL: Nunes touches down in Paraguay
- ARGENTINA: Vidal squares off against teachers
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Early shots in 2018 campaign
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales under pressure over children’s rights
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Another Mexican governor on the run
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 March 2017 (WR-17-11)

Leader
- Backlash in Brazil over operation ‘weak meat’
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri faces difficult fortnight
- CHILE: Combative Piñera confirms re-election bid
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Political parties compelled to re-register
- PERU: Troubled waters for Kuczynski government
- BOLIVIA: Opposition decries judicial persecution
- COLOMBIA: Santos announces transformation of police
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Sinaloa security situation deteriorates
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Protest march hits capital
- HAITI: Victory for Moïse as legislature ratifies PM
Postscript
- El Salvador celebrates reduction in violence; shootout follows
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 March 2017 (WR-17-10)

Leader
- Argentina’s Macri sets sights on congressional victory
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Janot takes ‘Car Wash’ to next level
- CHILE: Bachelet tries to stay positive
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Almagro calls for a full general election
- PERU: Kuczynski government under pressure
- COLOMBIA: Odebrecht mars Vargas Lleras’ big day
- ECUADOR: Moreno pulls clear of Lasso
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: New education model unveiled
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Protesters seek modern independence
- NICARAGUA: Strengthening ties with a neighbour
Postscript
- Hernández the big winner in Honduran primaries
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 March 2017 (WR-17-09)

Leader
- Reports show surge in Colombian coca and cocaine production
Andean
- PERU: Kuczynski home to face the music
- ECUADOR: Lasso’s plan to deal with hostile congress
- VENEZUELA: Assembly releases its new inflation index
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: New foreign minister off to bumpy start
- BRAZIL: Long road ahead for recovery
- ARGENTINA: CGT tries to ride a tiger
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Yunes faces growing Veracruz security threat
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA & HONDURAS: Morales and Hernández face up to corruption
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Préval’s passing exposes scale of Moïse’s task in Haiti
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 March 2017 (WR-17-08)

Leader
- Colombia embarks on major reform agenda for a post-conflict era
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Poverty increases dramatically
- PERU: Struggling at home, Kuczynski heads abroad
- ECUADOR: Lasso moves into pole position
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer names new justice minister
- PARAGUAY: Re-election debate takes centre stage
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Attempting to build new working relationship with the US
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Medina addresses Odebrecht scandal
- HAITI: Political unknown tapped for PM
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Mexican wildcard for the presidency
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 23 February 2017 (WR-17-07)

Leader
- Moreno to face Lasso in Ecuador run-off
Andean
- BOLIVIA: Morales’ re-election bid stokes controversy
- PERU: Dealing with an epidemic
- TRACKING TRENDS
- VENEZUELA: MUD reinvents itself
- VENEZUELA: López marks three years in jail
Brazil & Southern Cone
- CHILE: Goic joins presidential race
- ARGENTINA: Milani arrested
- BRAZIL: Senate approves new Supreme Court judge
- BRAZIL: Temer’s approval rating sinks further
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Bumpy start to a difficult negotiation?
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales confronts multiple protests
Postscript
- Colombian government insists on Farc disarmament deadline
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 16 February 2017 (WR-17-06)

Leader
- US designates Venezuela’s vice-president as narcotics trafficker
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Peace process engenders Catatumbo conundrum
- PERU: Kuczynski seeks to regain initiative
- BOLIVIA: Relations with Argentina tested over migration
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Carnival overshadowed by violence
- CHILE: La Escondida strike damages growth prospects
- ARGENTINA: Macri accused of conflict of interest
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Post-Chapo cartel violence on the rise?
- MEXICO: PRD suffers desertion to Morena
Central America & Caribbean
- EL SALVADOR: War on mara gangs extended
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Petroecuador verdict spices up Ecuador’s elections
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 09 February 2017 (WR-17-05)

Leader
- Colombia takes step closer to ‘complete peace’ as ELN talks begin
Andean
- ECUADOR: Moreno promises tough line on corruption
- VENEZUELA: As expected, the CNE gets creative
- PERU: Odebrecht: Pandora’s Box
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Temer stages political comeback
- CHILE: Bachelet still in the line of fire
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Kelly sets about rescuing relations
Central America & Caribbean
- COSTA RICA: Solís falls short of fiscal reform pledge
- HAITI: Moïse takes office under corruption cloud
Postscript
- Mercosur and Pacific Alliance set on convergence
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 02 February 2017 (WR-17-04)

Leader
- ‘Operation Car Wash’ strikes again in Brazil
Andean
- COLOMBIA: Farc guerrillas transfer to camps
- VENEZUELA: Borges calls on splintering MUD to maintain pressure for regional elections
- PERU: Kuczynski’s popularity takes a battering
- ECUADOR: Moreno ducks presidential debate
- BOLIVIA: Seeking to address a long-standing priority
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri gov’t at pains to evade Trump comparisons
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: López Obrador to the fore
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Florida’s Republican governor nixes port deals with Cuba
- EL SALVADOR: Government accused of spying
- PANAMA: Odebrecht scandal spreads to Panama
Postscript
- Bolivia boosts security cooperation with Chile
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 26 January 2017 (WR-17-03)

Leader
- Trump undeterred as Peña Nieto raises stakes
Andean
- PERU: Getting caught in the Odebrecht web
- VENEZUELA: Venezuela – most corrupt – silent on Odebrecht
- VENEZUELA: #EleccionesYa
- ECUADOR: Moreno retains lead as rivals vie for second
- BOLIVIA: Morales reshuffles his cabinet
Brazil & Southern Cone
- URUGUAY-MERCOSUR: Vázquez faces China setback
- CHILE: Facing worst fires in history
- BRAZIL: Sudden death of key judge raises concerns
- ARGENTINA: Intelligence chief battles corruption charges
Central America & Caribbean
- GUATEMALA: Morales’ anti-corruption pledge put to the test
- HONDURAS: Hernández paints a picture of progress
Postscript
- Hollande visits Farc camp during historic Colombia visit
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 19 January 2017 (WR-17-02)

Leader
- Can El Salvador end new war 25 years after old one?
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Maduro’s unlikely reach out to Trump
- VENEZUELA: Security policy gets another makeover
- COLOMBIA: Santos sees two key posts go to close allies
- ECUADOR: Correa chalks up milestone with campaign rally
- TRACKING TRENDS
Brazil & Southern Cone
- BRAZIL: Over 130 inmates die in prison riots
- BRAZIL: Battling with fiscal demons
- URUGUAY: Bonomi battles Bordaberry over murders
- TRACKING TRENDS
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: Trying to soften gasolinazo blow
- TRACKING TRENDS
Central America & Caribbean
- NICARAGUA: Ortega begins another term
- CUBA: Trump urged to consider Cuba policy carefully
Postscript
- Spectre of Pinochet takes centre stage in Chilean campaign
- Quotes of the week

Weekly Report - 12 January 2017 (WR-17-01)

Leader
- A sense of growing foreboding in Mexico
Mexico & Nafta
- MEXICO: The Videgaray enigma
Andean
- VENEZUELA: Stumbling into another year
- COLOMBIA: Government pushes key tax reform through congress
- PERU: Kuczynski undertakes shake-up of prison system
Brazil & Southern Cone
- ARGENTINA: Macri’s post Prat-Gay game plan
- BRAZIL: New mayors make theatrical entrance
- CHILE: Bachelet faces fresh criticism over Mapuche conflict
- PARAGUAY: Opposition moves to impeach Cartes over re-election
Central America & Caribbean
- CUBA: Chilly winds blow across Florida Straits
- PANAMA: Varela names new head of key portfolio
- TRACKING TRENDS
Postscript
- Final election results announced in Haiti
- Quotes of the week

Member Area

Upcoming Conferences

No events

CONTACT

You may contact us via our online contact form, or write to us at:

LatinNews
Intelligence Research Ltd.
Hamilton House, Fourth Floor
Mabledon Place
Bloomsbury
London
WC1H 9BB
UK


Phone: +44 (0)203 695 2790

Terms and conditions

Upcoming Conferences

No events