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Latest Stories

Argentina / Economy

Uruguay's decision to increase production at a pulp mill on the Uruguay River has re-ignited a long-running dispute with Argentina, but we do not anticipate that this episode will put serious strain on the countries' bilateral relationship. We believe the change being proposed is relatively minor and that much of Argentina's objection is political in nature and may fade after the... 2013-10-09


Chile / Economy

Annual talks between Chilean and Peruvian military officials were held in late July amid reports of increased military activity on both sides of the countries' shared border. Media... 2013-07-25


Chile / Economy

The Banco Central de Chile (BCC) held its benchmark policy rate at 5.00% at its monthly meeting in July, keeping the rate unchanged since January 2012. That said, we maintain our long-held... 2013-07-25


Country Risk Rating

Chile

Annual talks between Chilean and Peruvian military officials were held in late July amid reports of increased military activity on both sides of the countries' shared border. Media... 2013-07-25


Paraguay

We do not expect an export tax on grains that recently passed Paraguay's senate to become law, especially in light of President-elect Horacio Cartes' reiterated opposition to the measure... 2013-07-24


Argentina

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's top pick to head the Argentine armed forces is drawing fire from critics who allege he was involved in human rights abuses. Fernández... 2013-07-24


Uruguay

A report commissioned by the OAS on drug trafficking and consumption in the Americas was presented to Uruguayan President José Mujica in Montevideo recently. Mujica, who... 2013-07-24

Economy

Chile

The Banco Central de Chile (BCC) held its benchmark policy rate at 5.00% at its monthly meeting in July, keeping the rate unchanged since January 2012. That said, we maintain our long-held... 2013-07-25


Uruguay

Consumer price inflation in Uruguay increased to 8.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June from 8.1% y-o-y in May, amid announcements that the central bank would abandon its interest rate targeting... 2013-07-24


Argentina

Argentina's trade surplus expanded by 26.9% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June, the result of export growth hitting 7.7% y-o-y, while import growth came it at just 4.9% y-o-y. Still, in year-to-date... 2013-07-24


Paraguay

Consumer price inflation came in at 1.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June, up from 0.9% y-o-y in May and the lowest price growth recorded in Paraguay in over a decade. We expect that a... 2013-07-24

Political Risk

Argentina

Uruguay's decision to increase production at a pulp mill on the Uruguay River has re-ignited a long-running dispute with Argentina, but we do not anticipate that this episode will put... 2013-10-09


Argentina

New polling data suggest that Sergio Massa, who is leading Argentina's Frente Renovador candidate list for the Chamber of Deputies, is polling ahead of the ruling Frente Para la Victoria... 2013-07-17


Uruguay

We believe Uruguay's ruling Frente Amplio coalition may come under increasing pressure in the run-up to the 2014 presidential and legislative elections, as the economy slows, crime... 2013-07-11


Argentina

A new poll shows that a majority of respondents do not want Argentina's ruling Frente Para la Victoria (FPV) to win the October mid-term election, in line with our view that the party... 2013-05-03

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