15 Apr 2020
Latin America: Region is likely to face a harsh recession, liquidity constraints and deteriorating public finances
Region quickly enacted harsh containment measures
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01 Dec 2017
Venezuela: Debt default was long time due
This month, Venezuela and its state oil company were declared officially in default by rating agencies. The ratings agencies' declarations are ...
06 Jan 2016
Venezuela: Landslide opposition victory may be undermined by political gridlock
In the legislative elections held on 6 December, the opposition coalition Democratic Unity Roundtable (Mesa de la Unidad Democrática, MUD) ...
01 Dec 2013
Ongoing liquidity crisis, deteriorating business environment
Further depleting foreign exchange reserves are posing an ever more significant liquidity and devaluation risk. Liquid reserves now cover less ...
01 May 2013
Maduro’s narrow and contested election win heralds continued political instability
The presidential election in the wake of Hugo Chavez’ death was a much closer race than anticipated. Nicolas Maduro, candidate for the ruling ...
01 Apr 2013
President Hugo Chavez died on March 5th, country heading for new elections
Hugo Chavez died after having suffered from cancer for almost two years, and left behind a country that is torn between supporters and ...
01 Mar 2013
Devaluation of the official exchange rate by 32% again the US dollar
The government has devaluated the official exchange rate from 4.30 bolivars per USD to 6.30 and has abolished the central bank-run system ...
01 Jan 2013
President Chavez suffers complications after a fourth cancer surgery in Cuba
President Hugo Chavez is due to be sworn in for a fourth consecutive mandate on 10 January. However, as Mr Chavez has suffered complications ...
Country Risk Assessment Venezuela
On October 7 2012, President Hugo Chavez won a fourth consecutive term, paving the way for continuity in terms of policy: high state interventionism and deepening of the Bolivarian Socialist model;