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20/09/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
Climate issue: On energy and the environment, the region’s left-wing leaders are throwbacks, not progressives
19/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
On September 16th the Treasury minister, Hernán Lacunza, formally presented draft budget legislation for 2020 to the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of Congress). Despite recent setbacks, the government has reiterated its commitment to fiscal adjustment measures in order to produce a primary surplus of 1% of GDP in 2020.
18/09/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional
If Saudi Arabia does manage to restore output within weeks (as we currently expect), and if geopolitical tensions die down, oil prices should ease back to an average of US$65/barrel in the final three months of the year (from about US$70/b just after the attack).
16/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Both the government and the political opposition (which looks set for a return to power in December) are launching measures aimed at improving social conditions and reducing the risk of a governability crisis (Economist Intelligence Unit).
13/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política Económica
A new paper argues that orthodoxy could have worked, had it been more stern
13/09/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
Latin America’s biggest-ever exodus continues
10/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
The economy has suffered from the legacy of the past and fear of the future (Sep 5th 2019)
06/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
Argentina’s election may not portend a regional swing back to the left
06/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
Argentina’s selective default and currency controls feel like the bad old days
06/09/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
Crime, weak economies and corruption are pushing them to move abroad
03/09/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
The government announced a “reprofiling”—ie, delayed repayment—of $100bn-worth of short term borrowings and raised the prospect that some longer-term debts might be rejigged, too. That led to a new wave of capital flight and a few days later the reimposition of currency controls.
03/09/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Regional
A monetary easing cycle is now under way in the region, with several major countries cutting rates in recent weeks, including Chile (in June), Brazil (July), Mexico (August) and Peru (also August). In addition, several smaller countries, such as Paraguay, Costa Rica and Jamaica, have cut rates this year too.
30/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
On August 28th the newly appointed Treasury minister, Hernán Lacunza, announced a battery of measures aimed at reprofiling the public debt, in order to lengthen maturities and narrow the near- and medium-term financing gap.
22/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía
Mr Macri is not quite beaten yet. The presidential election is not until October 27th. But in Argentina’s peculiar system, the primaries are a dress rehearsal. Few think he can overturn a 16-point deficit in nine weeks. The fact that the peso crashed after the primary result will add to inflation of 50% a year and makes his task even harder.
20/08/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Organismos Regionales
The stage is set for a new Itaipu dam agreement between the two countries
16/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido
An opposition triumph in primary elections prompts a vicious sell-off
09/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
Primary elections will give a strong hint of what his chances are. The primary election has no practical effect at the presidential level, because both Mr Macri and Mr Fernández are unchallenged within their parties. But since all Argentines over the age of 16 are legally obliged to vote, it functions in effect as a dry run of the October election.
07/08/2019Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Política
The presidential election campaign is heating up ahead of the nationwide open primaries on August 11th. Given that the candidates for all of the political coalitions are running unopposed, the vote will effectively serve as a trial run for the first round of the presidential election, which is scheduled for October 27th.
01/08/2019Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana
The mass exodus of Venezuelans to neighbouring countries is causing political, fiscal and labour market tensions across Latin America and the Caribbean. Four neighbouring countries in particular—Colombia, Peru, Chile and Ecuador—have accepted over two-thirds of the Venezuelan diaspora. Comparatively speaking, the process has been free of major problems.
26/07/2019Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur
Even today, although the United States is the main trading partner of Latin America as a whole, Mercosur (which includes Paraguay and Uruguay) does nearly half as much trade again with the European Union.