Monthly Archives: April 2016

Macri-economics: How will the Argentinian president’s figures stack up?

Argentina’s recent return to international capital markets has been enthusiastically greeted by investors and politicians alike. The $16.5bn bond issue – a mere fraction of the $70bn notional demand its announcement generated – represents the biggest ever sale from an … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Energy, Natural Resources, Politics | Leave a comment

Back in with the old in Cuba

The Seventh Congress of the Cuban Communist Party concluded this week with the re-election of Raúl Castro, 84, as First Secretary. In another coup for the old guard, founding member of the CCP and ideological conservative José Ramón Machado Ventura, … Continue reading

Posted in Cuba, Politics | 1 Comment

Panama: From the shadows, into the glare.

The deluge of papers emanating from the office of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has caused ructions across Latin America, spurring governments and supra-national bodies into action on shadowy financial practices. On Twitter, the firm has pledged to cooperate fully … Continue reading

Posted in Panama, Politics | Leave a comment