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06/05/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Fernández government raises electricity tariffs

On May 1st the government lifted electricity rates in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area by an average of 9%. The policy decision proved politically contentious, bringing to the fore divisions within the ruling left-wing Frente de Todos (FdT) Peronist coalition. It also highlighted the risk of populist measures derailing the fiscal consolidation process, which is crucial to Argentina's macroeconomic stability and its chances of securing IMF financing.
30/04/2021
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

How will Latin America’s covid-19 bill be paid?

Colombia is a test case of the difficult fiscal decisions governments will face
27/04/2021
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

Mexico’s president is giving the armed forces new powers

THE MAYA TRAIN, a 1,500km-long railway that is due to run through the Yucatán peninsula, is one of Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s pet projects. But rather than entrust the job to architects or engineers, Mexico’s president has given it to military men. Last year he said the armed forces would build several sections of track, later adding that they would also operate part of the line. In March it was revealed that the army would not only construct and run the railway, but also keep all of the profits.
23/04/2021
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional

The Kremlin has isolated Russia’s economy

It has protected the country from shocks but is choking any growth
21/04/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Inflation surges in March

According to the national statistics institute (INDEC), the consumer price index (CPI) rose by 4.8% month on month in March.
13/04/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Government partially relaxes currency controls

On April 6th the president, Alberto Fernández, issued a "decree of necessity and urgency" (an executive decree that has the force of law) to approve changes to the regime of currency controls.
06/04/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Government's mixed signals put spotlight on policy risk

In a March 25th statement co-ordinated with Argentina's economy minister, Martín Guzmán, IMF officials highlighted the progress made by both sides in reaching common ground regarding the principles that would underpin a future IMF-backed structural adjustment programme.
31/03/2021
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

Brazil’s armed forces pull away from Jair Bolsonaro

The heads of the army, navy and air force quit after the president shuffles his cabinet
30/03/2021
Economía The Economist - Reino Unido Economía Internacional

Why Joe Biden isn’t afraid of debt any more

Donald Trump and the covid pandemic have changed the politics of spending big
26/03/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Mercosur

Can Mercosur reverse decades of backsliding?

The South American trade group marks an unhappy 30th birthday
26/03/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Cautious optimism over production outlook in Vaca Muerta

According to private-sector estimates, the number of fracking stages (the parts of oil wells being fracked) in Vaca Muerta—one of the world's largest shale plays, located in Argentina's Neuquén province—rose by a huge 70% year on year in February, to 692.
26/03/2021
Política The Economist - Reino Unido Politica Latinoamericana

In Peru’s presidential race there is no clear front runner

Eighteen candidates are battling it out in a general election on April 11th
23/03/2021
Argentina The Economist - Reino Unido Economía

Government proposes progressive corporate tax reform

In mid-March the government led by the president, Alberto Fernández, sent a bill to Congress that lays out the details of a progressive reform to corporate income tax.
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