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Boric’s torrid start gets even worse

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Boric’s torrid start gets even worse

The well-meaning but improvised attempt by the government led by President Gabriel Boric to resolve a longstanding conflict with the indigenous Mapuche came to an abrupt end on 16 May when the interior minister, Izkia Siches, decreed a state of ex...

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As Castillo flounders, Peru’s economy switches to autopilot

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As Castillo flounders, Peru’s economy switches to autopilot

Peruvians have tired of President Pedro Castillo. Even prior to his bungled responses in April to protests against rising consumer prices and the mining sector, some 76% of Peruvians disapproved of him, an April Ipsos poll showed. Yet whilst Casti...

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LatestSecurity & Strategic Review

Gang crackdown in El Salvador reignites democracy concerns

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Gang crackdown in El Salvador reignites democracy concerns

A crackdown on gangs, which was instigated in late March by the Nuevas Ideas (NI) government led by President Nayib Bukele in response to soaring homicides, is sparking major democracy and human rights-related concerns. The surge in violence has a...

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LatestRegional Report

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The first piece in this May 2022 edition of the Latin American Regional Report: Caribbean & Central America begins with El Salvador where a crackdown on gangs, which was instigated in late March by the Nuevas Ideas (NI) government led by Presi...

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LatestSpecial Report

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Money is changing in Latin America. A range of different forces are reshaping traditional banking, currencies, payments systems, shopping, and investments. Financial technology, known as fintech, coupled with e-commerce and increasingly ubiquitous...

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