Dr. Remi Piet is Senior Director at Americas Market Intelligence where he heads research and strategy development for the sectors of Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blames an international conspiracy for the attempt on his life, but that won't be enough to distract from the country's impending bankruptcy.
Mexico's second presidential debate ended with a weak showing from the leading candidate. While leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador still has a lead of 20 percentage points, other candidates could be allying to stop his advance.
The recent Summit of the Americas and the transition of power in Cuba are just two events among a number of political shifts taking place in Latin America. Do the shifts indicate that the region can prevent another lost decade?
Former president Lula de Silva was leading in early polling in the Brazilian election, but is most likely going to be watching the campaign through prison bars.
Colombia's upcoming elections might be turning into another referendum on the peace deal with the FARC.
The controversial election results in Honduras threaten to derail the positive developments the country has experienced in recent years.
After nearly forty years in power, Jose Eduardo dos Santos no longer rules Angola. Decades of the Dos Santos Kleptocracy means that the new president will have little power to capture the reins of the economy from the former president's family.
Latin American countries alarmed at the potential return of US military intervention in Venezuela are fearful of the dark old days of the Monroe Doctrine. Regional mediation—not threats from the White House—is the key to solving the crisis.
The vote for a "Constituent National Assembly", that most see as an attempt to turn the country into a dictatorship, is set for later this month. But Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is losing friends, and his grip on power.
Iran's major energy deal with French oil company Total, and Qatar's announcement that it will significantly hike gas production, could challenge America and its allies' energy dominance in the Gulf.
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