Intelligence Research, LatinNews’ parent company, is an information and corporate-intelligence company specialising in Latin America & the Caribbean. We provide answers to questions on critical issues concerning individuals, investments, and strategic decisions that can be gained only from direct access to well-informed contacts on the ground.

Intelligence Research obtains answers to these questions through its regional in-country network of sources, contacts, and affiliates, backed up by a team of in-house country specialists, external experts, and open-source researchers.

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Enhanced capabilities

Intelligence Research has two important attributes - and enhanced capabilities - that differentiate it from general business-intelligence consultancies:

  • We are pure Latin American & Caribbean (LAC) specialists with capabilities in all 33 independent LAC jurisdictions.
  • Our network is derived from over 50-years engagement in the region. We have developed an unrivalled network of in-country assets, including political, diplomatic, business, NGO, academic, local correspondents, and other sources. In addition, we have a region-wide network of independent affiliates who are highly experienced professional enquiry agents, well-known to Intelligence Research, and available to provide specialist input for individual assignments.

Market-Entry Assessments

Intelligence Research has particular expertise in identifying and assessing new business opportunities. Initial 'desk-top' research, carried out by our experienced, multi-lingual, researchers, is just the starting point for exhaustive in-country enquiries, focusing on issues such as market size, competition, regulatory matters, and risk. The end result is a highly detailed and fully assessed report for top-level executive decision-making.

Special Situation Assessments

When the unexpected happens in an unfamiliar environment it can be difficult for even the most-experienced executives to understand all the underlying forces that may be at work - and to find a way through the difficulties. Intelligence Research has a wealth of experience in unravelling such complexities, including legal and regulatory difficulties, new commercial challenges, and unforeseen risk factors.

Due Diligence

Whether seeking a long-term partner, assessing an investment opportunity, or researching a counter party for a one-off transaction, reliable due diligence is essential. The record, reputation, and commercial/political connections of any potential partner in an unfamiliar country can be almost impossible to tease out without the help of discreet in-country enquiries. Intelligence Research specialises in such enquiries, carried out by our own trusted, experienced, and well-connected enquiry agents. Our reports provide clients with all the information they need for informed - and confident - decision-making.

Power & Influence Mapping

Every country, and every sector within every country, is subject to influential forces that are not always easy for the outsider to discern. But whether these forces are coming from politics, trades unions, the military, foreign powers, or business competitors it is essential to understand them.

We specialise in the ‘mapping’ of stakeholder connections and influences using a combination of expert desktop research and in-country validation through interviews with key stakeholders. The end result is a detailed guide to help clients better understand all the influences that could affect their business or other interests.


Some situations are fluid and subject to regular change. They need constant monitoring. For such situations, Intelligence Research can provide a detailed 'baseline' report of all the key factors at work followed up with regular monitoring of all the moving parts. Our trusted in-country sources keep a watching brief and conduct new lines of enquiry according to changing needs or circumstances. Reporting can be monthly, weekly, of even daily, depending on the urgency and importance of any development.

Each project is inherently different and often will not fit exactly into one of the above categories. To discuss your specific requirements do get in contact through our online contact form.

Recent projects
1. Agri-business investment: A complex enquiry into issues surrounding a major agri-business investment and an associated dispute over land title in a South American country. The attitudes of the key protagonists (activists, government officials, politicians, administrators, jurists) were investigated, along with the prospects for a compromise resolution of the legal dispute.
2. Infrastructure company: A due diligence enquiry into 30-plus Latin American subsidiaries of a major European infrastructure company for a potential investor.
3. Power-generation company: An enquiry into the commercial prospects of a local power generation company in a small Latin American economy on behalf of a potential investor.
4. Defence-sector company: A due diligence enquiry covering seven Latin American countries into the reputation of a US-based defence contractor and its directors.


Contact Us

To find out more about our consultancy service, or to discuss your consultancy requirements, please use our online contact form.

Pricing and timing

Our pricing is fully transparent and is discussed on a line-by-line basis with the client. Costings cover the management and deployment of the in-country enquiry team, all expenses, and the assessment, checking, and reporting of their findings. Intelligence Research prides itself on providing highly cost-effective solutions to client requirements.

Work commences on acceptance of a Proposal and is completed and delivered within the specified number of working days. In some exceptional cases, a report can be produced within 48 hours. More usually a project will take around 20 working days.


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London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
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