Brazil’s New Gold Rush

With Mexico, Peru and Chile making life more difficult for mining, investors are increasingly looking at iron ore powerhouse Brazil to provide other metals, such as gold, copper and nickel…

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The Future of Latin American Oil

The pandemic accelerated the energy transition but the world will still be relying heavily on the region’s hydrocarbons for several decades. We investigate the role Latin America’s oil producers will play…

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How the Catholic Church Shaped Latin American Politics

This is the third in a series of articles that use edited extracts from Oxford Professor, Edwin Williamson’s The Penguin History of Latin America, to help international investors today learn from the region’s past…

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How Will a Biden Presidency Impact Latin America?

The president elect has long ties with the region and is less confrontational than his predecessor but real change may be limited. We investigate how Joe Biden could change US ties with its major allies, and enemies, in the region…

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The Roots of Latin American Populism

Populism is increasing in Latin America and will continue to shape investor outcomes in the region. Oxford professor, Edwin Williamson, author of ‘The Penguin History of Latin America’, explains the history behind the politics…

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Why Weak States Hamper Latin America

International investors in Latin America often complain about political risk in the region. Oxford professor, Edwin Williamson, author of The Penguin History of Latin America, explains the historical reasons behind the region’s weak institutions…

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The Super App Disrupting Central American Finance

OMNi, a fast-growing new fintech ‘super app’, is challenging the region’s poorly performing traditional banks. As it brings financial services to the masses it will create opportunities for investors…