Political Risk Analysis

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Risk Summary - El Salvador - AUG 2014

Our Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR) for El Salvador incorporates an elevated level of uncertainty over the coming months as newly-inaugurated President Salvador Sánchez Cerén...

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Risk Summary - Nicaragua - AUG 2014

The potential expropriation of private land by the Chinese consortium overseeing the proposed Nicaraguan canal project could engender public opposition in the coming months, increasing political...

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Risk Summary - Panama - AUG 2014

Panama's Short-Term Political Risk Rating held steady at 66.7 this month, and we expect it to remain stable in the coming months. Panama scores above the Latin American average of 56.7 in our...

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Risk Summary - Costa Rica - AUG 2014

Costa Rica's Short-Term Political Risk Rating held steady at 69.4 this month, and we expect it to remain relatively stable in the coming months. Costa Rica's high scores in the 'policy continuity' and 'policymaking' components bolster its overall rating.

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - AUG 2014

Guatemala retains a relatively low Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR), thanks to a particularly weak score in the 'policymaking process' component. The government struggles to impose its...

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Risk Summary - Honduras - AUG 2014

Honduras scores last among the 17 Latin American countries for which we compile Short-Term Political Risk Ratings, weighed down by political instability due to weak institutions and a recent histor...

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - JULY 2014

After more than three years of delays following his arrest in February 2011, Juan Alberto Ortiz López was extradited to the United States to face charges regarding his alleged leadership role in...

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Risk Summary - Nicaragua - JULY 2014

The Russian health ministry has entered a tripartite agreement through the St Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines with the Nicaraguan Social Security Institute and Russian drugmaker Microgen....

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Risk Summary - Panama - JULY 2014

Panama's Short-Term Political Risk Rating holds steady at 71.9 this month, the highest in Central America, and well above the Latin American average of 59.5. Similar to regional peer Costa Rica...

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