Latin America’s Emigration Problem

What happened? The United States immigration policy is back in the spotlight.  President Trump responded to political pressure and issued an executive order ending the policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border. The…

Argentine Mining – Light at the End of the Tunnel

Mauricio Macri’s surprise 2015 presidential victory raised hopes in Argentina’s mining sector. After all things couldn’t get much worse.  Under his predecessor Cristina Kirchner mining had been hit by a 5% export tax imposed in…

Election Season in Latin America

From a distance, Latin America shows a tempting array of positive indicators. In most of the region’s economies, the painful slowdown triggered by the 2014 collapse in commodity prices has largely ended. Economic growth across…

Good News in the Pipeline for Mexico

Last July, as part of Mexico’s energy reform, the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) – the government’s upstream energy regulator – successfully carried out the second and third bidding round of the second tender process (Round…

Temer Hangs On

The presidential cycle that began with Dilma Rousseff’s victory in 2014 and will end when caretaker president Temer steps aside for the winner of the 2018 election, has been defined by the Lava Jato (Car…

Day of the Dead for Mexico and Nafta?

The only real decision to come out of the fourth round of talks was to delay any eventual decision until 2018. For businesses and investors that means the uncertainty continues. Moreover with Mexico going to…

Latin America’s Renewable Energy Revolution

For centuries Latin America’s natural resources have helped move the world economy. From the silver galleons that financed the Spanish Empire to the iron and copper exports that are rebuilding China, Latin America’s natural resources…

Macri Ready for Midterms

Since coming to power in December 2015 Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s wide-ranging reforms have attracted worldwide investor attention. It was a radical change after more than a decade of protectionist and heterodox economic policies under…

Invest in Latin America’s Tourism Boom

At this time of year most British people’s minds turn to their upcoming summer holidays. We at LatAm INVESTOR don’t want to ruin your relaxed holiday ideal but behind the sun, sand, sea and ice-cream…

Signs of Life Return to Chile’s Mining Sector

Any investment sleep was wiped from the eyes earlier this year when Goldcorp (TSX: G) opened its chequebook to buy two projects with a big-picture approach that could become the modus operandi for the sector. Goldcorp bought the…

Brazil Tests Investors’ Nerves

Latin America’s largest economy is suffering its worst recession on record and the deepest corruption scandal in its history. Yet investors piled into the Brazilian stockmarket last year when it became clear the market-friendly Temer…

Ignore Trump and Invest in Mexico

It would be fair to say that Donald Trump is not everyone’s cup of tea. In his short spell in office he has picked fights with seven Muslim countries, argued with supposed allies such as…

How Will Brexit Impact Latin America?

What Happened? Britain shocked the world when it voted to leave the European Union. The referendum on the 23rd June resulted in a 52% to 48% vote in favour of leaving, sending out economic and…