Mexico: Economic and security challenges for AMLO
Going into the second year of his presidency, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has drawn criticism for a nationalistic economic policy, mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, and a worsening security crisis. He has moved the country toward a state-driven economy, focusing on energy and infrastructure. Despite a grim financial outlook, AMLO is unlikely to prioritize private-sector growth or foreign investor confidence.
Colombia’s outlook darkens
Colombia can no longer fall back on economic expansion after its generations-long internal conflict and a controversial peace agreement with a narco-terrorist group. Enter the pandemic-related economic and social crises, and the daunting challenges faced by President Ivan Duque become clear.
What to expect from the U.S. on Venezuela?
With two months to go until the 2020 presidential election, U.S. policy on Venezuela faces new urgency. While the country has been used as a political football for domestic reasons, the crisis in Venezuela has serious consequences for the interests of America and its regional partners. Resolving that crisis is ...
Brazil: What lies ahead for President Bolsonaro
President Jair Bolsonaro came into office in the aftermath of a deep recession. So far, his deregulatory reforms have shown his commitment to a pro-market agenda and have already brought tangible benefits to the Brazilian economy. However, he lacks popular support at the moment, and many are calling for impeachment. ...