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Covid and after: the battle for fiscal space in LAC

There are various definitions of ‘fiscal space’, all broadly based on the idea of having some kind of financial reserve or money held ‘in the back pocket’ which would allow a government to deal with unexpected spending needs.

Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Is it ‘game over’ for fossil fuels and if so, what are the implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)? The ‘end of oil’ has frequently been predicted but seems unlikely in the short term.

Election Watch

The 2021 election calendar for Latin America opens on 7 February with presidential and legislative elections in Ecuador where the ruling Alianza País (AP) is likely to be punished for the failings of President Lenín Moreno’s outgoing administration.