- Cuba and Venezuela rank among the more difficult challenges facing incoming US President Joe Biden in Latin America.
- US domestic political factors go some way to explaining why policy shifts are most likely to be incremental.
For a long time, our baseline scenario has been that Argentina reaches an agreement with the International Monetary Fund around March or April. Today the chances that this agreement is delayed until 2022 or at least until the legislative elections of October have grown.… Read the rest
Minister Guzmán’s orthodox turn in early December crashed with politics. Since Cristina Kirchner’s speech in La Plata, many things have changed in the government’s economic approach. Perhaps the most important is the arsenal of tools to fight inflation.… Read the rest
The government is touting its achievement as the first Latin American country to begin vaccinating its population against Covid-19; the first vaccinations of frontline medical personnel started on 24 December using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.… Read the rest
Health authorities and various political figures have been making calls for people to stay at home where possible, while avoiding Christmas parties and family gatherings. The appeal comes amid a resurgence in Covid-19 cases and a sustained increase in hospital occupancy rates, especially in Mexico City, where some facilities are under extreme pressure.… Read the rest