June 14, 2018Argentina
Markets welcomed the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) $50 billion rescue stabilization package last week, which seems to be stabilizing the peso. But the financial umbrella will be costly. Rightly or wrongly, Argentines blame the IMF for precipitating their country's worst economic crisis. In the eyes of many voters, the mere association will damage President Mauricio Macri’s standing.
May 23, 2018Brazil
Latin American nations remain isolated, trading little with each other. Regional economic integration is vital to compete globally and grow faster domestically. In order to do this, they must create cross-border supply chains and move up in the value chain.
May 7, 2018Mexico
Enrique Pena Nieto was supposed to be the Institutional Revolutionary Party's savior. But instead, the ruling party looks to lose in the upcoming elections with candidate Jose Antonio Meade. Yet the PRI's political model will live on in the form of MORENA's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
May 14, 2018Southeast Asia
In a result few pollsters and analysts (including myself) predicted, last week the Malaysian opposition coalition, led by nonagenarian former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, defeated the ruling coal…
April 5, 2018Mexico
Pena Nieto’s structural reforms in Mexico have yielded a few quick gains, mostly in telecom prices and access to credit, but most of the benefits are yet to come. However many may not, as justified frustration with the government’s fiscal mismanagement and corruption leads voters to turn away from a more open economic model before the advantages appear.
May 11, 2018Nigeria
To date, not one member of Boko Haram has been prosecuted for sexual violence. Yet, as President Buhari mulls granting amnesty to repentant members of Boko Haram, justice requires accountability for their crimes, including those that are gender-based.