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Latest Central America Analysis

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 - 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 - 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 - 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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