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Martelly to step down but no solution to Haiti’s political crisis

On 4 February Haiti’s President Michel Martelly pledged to leave office on 7 February – the constitutionally mandated date for the handover of presidential power.

Argentina’s Macri faces crucial talks at home and abroad

It is crunch time for Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri. Halfway through the traditional honeymoon period of 100 days Macri has made some bold gambits, but now some tough negotiations lie ahead at home and abroad. His government held two days of talks with ‘holdout’ creditors in the US to whom it plans to present a proposal later this week. Removing this obstacle to accessing international capital markets again is an economic imperative but any deal that is struck must be politically palatable. This is because at home the government will have to sell it to moderate factions of the opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ, Peronists) in the federal congress. At the same time the government is trying to hold its own against some of the toughest negotiators of all – national trade unions – in salary talks.

Brazil: Bottoming out – or just falling?

Almost all the economic news from Brazil over the last month has been bad, as it becomes clear that these two years – 2015 and 2016 – will represent one of the worst economic recessions the country has experienced in the last century. The question is whether the country has reached the bottom of the slump, which would imply the scene might now be set for recovery, or whether worse is still to come.

Macri decides to move against drug trafficking

The escape and haphazard recapture of three criminals accused of drug trafficking from a maximum security prison in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has acted as a catalyst for President Mauricio Macri to launch a new drive to try to tackle the spread of drug trafficking activity in Argentina. As with all the other undertakings that Macri has embarked on since coming to power in December 2015, the measures adopted by his government to improve national public security have been drastic – the declaration of a national security emergency; a shake-up of the federal security forces and the military command; and, most controversially, the adoption of a policy of shooting down any aircraft flying over Argentina’s national territory that is suspected of smuggling drugs. The big question is if all this will be enough to turn the tide.

Intensifying capital flight as Peso fall continues

While Mexico’s economic fundamentals stand in fairly stark contrast to those of Brazil – with the region’s second biggest economy expected to post real annual GDP growth of about 2.7% this year, compared to the deepest recession in a century in Brazil – in January Mexico suffered the fastest capital flight in seven months, as traders rapidly pull funds out of the country in line with the continuing devaluation of the peso.

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Martelly to step down but no solution to Haiti’s political crisis

On 4 February Haiti’s President Michel Martelly pledged to leave office on 7 February – the constitutionally mandated date for the handover of presidential power.

Argentina’s Macri faces crucial talks at home and abroad

It is crunch time for Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri. Halfway through the traditional honeymoon period of 100 days Macri has made some bold gambits, but now some tough negotiations lie ahead at home and abroad. His government held two days of talks with ‘holdout’ creditors in the US to whom it plans to present a proposal later this week. Removing this obstacle to accessing international capital markets again is an economic imperative but any deal that is struck must be politically palatable. This is because at home the government will have to sell it to moderate factions of the opposition Partido Justicialista (PJ, Peronists) in the federal congress. At the same time the government is trying to hold its own against some of the toughest negotiators of all – national trade unions – in salary talks.

Brazil: Bottoming out – or just falling?

Almost all the economic news from Brazil over the last month has been bad, as it becomes clear that these two years – 2015 and 2016 – will represent one of the worst economic recessions the country has experienced in the last century. The question is whether the country has reached the bottom of the slump, which would imply the scene might now be set for recovery, or whether worse is still to come.

Macri decides to move against drug trafficking

The escape and haphazard recapture of three criminals accused of drug trafficking from a maximum security prison in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province has acted as a catalyst for President Mauricio Macri to launch a new drive to try to tackle the spread of drug trafficking activity in Argentina. As with all the other undertakings that Macri has embarked on since coming to power in December 2015, the measures adopted by his government to improve national public security have been drastic – the declaration of a national security emergency; a shake-up of the federal security forces and the military command; and, most controversially, the adoption of a policy of shooting down any aircraft flying over Argentina’s national territory that is suspected of smuggling drugs. The big question is if all this will be enough to turn the tide.

Intensifying capital flight as Peso fall continues

While Mexico’s economic fundamentals stand in fairly stark contrast to those of Brazil – with the region’s second biggest economy expected to post real annual GDP growth of about 2.7% this year, compared to the deepest recession in a century in Brazil – in January Mexico suffered the fastest capital flight in seven months, as traders rapidly pull funds out of the country in line with the continuing devaluation of the peso.

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17.02.2016





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


Phone: +44 (0)203 695 2790+44 (0)203 695 2790

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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+44 (0)203 695 2790

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Wed Feb 17 @08:00 - 05:00PM
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