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Since many South American nations have dollar driven debts, the fact that the U.S dollar is expected to remain strong in the immediate future, many governments will struggle to pay their debt fees and experience a decline in budget revenues.

POLITICS: South American Geopolitical Forecast of 2017

By Vincent Lofaso – In South America, the geopolitical prospects differ between countries. Some nations will focus on deterring criminal syndications and settle peace deals with rebel forces while others…


The re-questioning of Venezuela's Mercosur acceptability marks a corner stone in South America's historical bell shape curve. Photo (c) La Nación Argentina 2016

MERCOSUR: Venezuela Crisis and Big Picture Regional Implications

Venezuela’s assuming of the Mercosur pro-tempore presidency has not only tested the  regional economic bloc’s crisis-era resilience, but furthermore right and left-wing governmental relations – public and private. The re-questioning…










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Economy: A divided Latin America

The absence of Latin America’s leftist governments at the recent Ibero-American summit highlights the region’s divide, but it is primarily a question of politics rather than one of economics. Lined…









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Economy: Brazilian industry condemns Mercosur

Brazilian industry says country needs to open trade; Brazilian President would welcome Ecuador as Mercosur member; Obama and Piñera meet to discuss trade, TPP  Brazilian industry says country needs to open trade The…