Nicholas Watson

Nicholas Watson is a Managing Director with Teneo and leads the political risk coverage for Spanish-speaking Latin America.

Background

Nicholas Watson leads Teneo’s political risk coverage for Spanish-speaking Latin America.

He has over 15 years’ experience creating and leading analytic teams dedicated to providing exceptional, actionable political intelligence, bespoke consulting and advisory work for a wide range of corporate, financial and governmental clients.

Prior to joining Teneo, Nicholas was the Analysis Practice Leader for Latin America at the business risk consultancy Control Risks. Previously, Nicholas worked as a field researcher examining violent crime and police reform for a leading NGO in Brazil.

Nicholas received a master’s degree in Latin American politics from the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) in London, and also holds a first-class honours degree in Spanish from King’s College London (KCL).

Nicholas was based in Bogotá from 2012-2015, and has also lived, worked and studied in Mexico, Brazil, and Cuba.

Argentina 2019 Elections

Latam Pulse

( 5 mins read ) This week, Chile is set to embark on a lengthy constitutional re-write process following yesterday’s referendum to scrap its dictatorship-era constitution. In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra faces a second impeachment challenge in two months. Government

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MEXICO: How would AMLO approach a Biden administration?

( 5 mins read ) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has navigated challenges laid down by his US counterpart Donald Trump relatively successfully; adapting to a possible Joe Biden administration would not be too difficult. Bilateral relations would likely

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Latam Pulse

( 4 mins read ) This week, in Chile, the possible excessive use of force by police is back at the top of the agenda – and threatens further protests – ahead of the one-year anniversary of last year’s outbreak

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ARGENTINA: CFK’s impunity quest comes at a price

( 3 mins read ) It is arguable that VP Cristina Fernandez (CFK)’s quest to deactivate the various legal processes against her is the most purposefully executed government policy. In part, this reflects the clarity of CFK’s objective: to achieve

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Latam Pulse

( 5 mins read ) This week, in Argentina, economic uncertainty and political tensions are likely to persist ahead of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) visit. In Brazil, expect more wrangling in Congress over how to pay for a payroll tax cut

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Latam Pulse

( 4 mins read ) This week should see moves in Brazil’s Congress on a new federative pact and tax reforms. In Peru, executive-congressional relations will remain tense following last week’s failed impeachment vote. Argentina will also see tensions over

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