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Latest Central America Analysis

Risk Summary - Panama - MAR 2015

Panama's Short-Term Political Risk Index score of 71.0 reflects a high level of security stability and policy continuity. While new President Juan Carlos Varela has introduced small changes to Panama's previous programmes, on the whole he has not deviated from Panama's long-term policies. Further, while a modest uptick in narcotrafficking activity may pose problems in the future, it has not yet...

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Risk Summary - Costa Rica - MAR 2015

Costa Rica's 'social stability' sub-score, while slightly above the Latin American and Caribbean average, weighs on Costa Rica's Short-Term Political Risk Index (STPRI) score of 69.4. However...

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Risk Summary - Honduras - MAR 2015

Honduras' Short-Term Political Risk Index score of 43.8 is the second lowest in Latin America and each sub-component is below the regional average. The two most notably weak components are 'securit...

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Risk Summary - Guatemala - MAR 2015

Guatemala retains a relatively low Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR) of 47.5, thanks to a particularly weak score in the 'policy-making process' component. This reflects the tendency toward...

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