Americas

  • Canada’s Pipe Dream: Infighting threatens the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

    February 26, 2018

    Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline (TMP) expansion project is due to begin construction in December 2020 but infighting between provincial governments could push back the start date. The project faces an array of risks, including opposition from the British Columbia provincial government, environmentalists, and indigenous groups.

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  • The criminal and political risks of digital currencies

    January 30, 2018

    Digital currencies have attracted the attention of everyone from government regulators and major businesses through to organised crime syndicates and rogue states, bringing criminal and political risks.

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  • PPK’s political crisis

    January 25, 2018

    Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, known as PPK, has found himself in the centre of a political crisis after narrowly escaping an impeachment vote and then pardoning former president Alberto Fujimori on Christmas Eve. PPK’s growing unpopularity and ensuing political uncertainty are likely to slow foreign investment in the six-month outlook.

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  • 2018 Global Risk Forecast – The Americas

    January 5, 2018

    In 2018, seven Latin American countries will hold elections, both presidential and legislative: Cuba, Costa Rica, Colombia, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, and Venezuela. In addition, the United States’ congressional elections could have far-reaching political consequences for the current administration.

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  • State of emergency: Mexico’s kidnapping epidemic

    December 22, 2017

    As the number of kidnappings and homicides continue to rise across Mexico, the government has introduced a new law giving the military broad powers to combat crime.

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