TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 15 (Special Edition)

The Year Ahead

Welcome to The Year Ahead for Latin America, our guide to the coming year for the region's six largest...

Brazil

The year ahead for Latin America's largest economy.

Mexico

Mid-term elections loom for AMLO who must work to boost private investment.

Argentina

Macroeconomic challenges hold Argentina back but agriculture ploughs on.

Colombia

Agriculture and fintech boom but infrastructure and renewables require investment.

Chile

Chile begins a Constitutional reform that must balance social equality with economic recovery.

Peru

Elections, elections, elections. Peru craves political stability and a return to growth.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 14

Editor’s note

Dear Members, Welcome to the penultimate issue of this year's Tidings. Next week will be a Special Issue, before the...

‘Aggro’-business

President Sagasti is thrown in at the deep end as farm workers protest in Peru.

Alternative finance

The Productive Development Bank in Bolivia targets the issuance of a Sustainable Bond.

Having a gas

Sempra Energy seeks to expand LNG exports through Mexico.

Regulatory works

Colombia seeks to change prior consultation regulation to stimulate investment.

Strike it rich

Mining companies in Chile wrestle with unions over wages.

Empty seats

Cinemas hit by the pandemic and streaming services.

Fall of the mall

Commercial real estate investors ponder the future of retail.

Vaccination frustration

Latin America will find mass vaccination challenging

Fish fight

Tension between sport and commercial fishing in Mexico.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 13

Editor’s note

Dear Members, It's Tuesday once again and we seem to have passed the last seven days without any major new...

Political life and death

Brazilian government unlikely to act upon increase in political violence.

Century bond

Peru issues a 100-year bond amidst political turmoil.

Bids in

Suriname announces a new bidding round for 8 shallow water exploration blocks.

State sup-port

Yucatán and Fincantieri embark upon largest shipyard in Mexico and Latin America.

No missed-steak

Argentina and Brazil increase beef exports to China.

Teachers’ pet hate

Edtech businesses have thrived during the pandemic.

Whine critics

Is Chile moving away from heavy, oaky, and rich wines?

A bitter pill to swallow

Healthcare inequality needs addressing across Latin America.

Wish you were here

Uruguayan government moves to boost recovery in tourism.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 12

Editor’s note

Dear Members, Social and political unrest continues to spread across Latin America, this time it is Guatemala's turn to call...

Guatemala unrest

Latin America’s wave of social and political unrest arrives in Guatemala.

Wealth tax

The Chamber of Deputies in Argentina approves a wealth tax.

Electric bill

Eletrobras privatisation delayed by blackout and politics in Brazil.

Waterway wars

Competition hots up over Paraguay – Paraná Rivers Inland Waterway.

Cherrific

Chilean cherry production grows but margins squeezed.

Ahead in the clouds

Digital transition offers an opportunity for the cloud.

Greenwashing

Latin American demand grows for sustainable fashion.

Pain in the grass

Colombia's medicinal cannabis industry yet to take off.

Unsinkable

Despite COVID-19, mega-yachts flock to Baja California Sur.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 11

Editor’s note

Welcome to Issue 11. As Trump lets the transition to Biden begin it has been another eventful week in Latin America.

Same old, same old

Latin America considers what Biden’s agenda could mean for the region.

Paper jam

Argentina scrambles to print 1,000-peso banknotes as 5,000 peso note cancelled.

Oiling the economy

Political chaos puts Peru's petroleum recovery in doubt.

Disaster recovery

Rebuilding Central American infrastructure after a year of hurricanes.

Harder and harder

ANCAP struggles in competitive Uruguayan cement market.

Telmex triple-play?

Telmex sacrifices market share in pursuit of triple-play.

Costa Rica toasts Bacardi

Bacardi backs Costa Rica in expansion of global services.

Patient payment

SACYR wins hospital construction project in Chile, but what are the risks?

Get the picture

A new generation of art investor emerges in Latin America.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 10

Editor’s Note

Welcome to the tenth Issue of Tidings. Politics in Latin America is never dull, this week it is Peru’s turn to light up the Andean cone.

Musical chairs

Vizcarra ousted, Merino resigned, Silva-Santisteban rejected, now Sagasti.

Fine time

Central Bank sanctions Itaú in Paraguay.

Coal’s over

Chile signals intention to accelerate closure of coal generators.

Train reaction

Chinese interest returns to Mexican infrastructure projects.

Watching the Hass grow

Avocado production continues to grow in Colombia.

Lags to riches

Poor connectivity holds back El Salvador.

Doubling down

The City of Buenos Aires begins licensing online gambling.

Trial and error

COVID-19 vaccine trials politicized in Brazil.

Stranger danger

Brands risk their reputations with unknown influencers.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 9

Editor’s Note

Welcome to Issue 9 and the post-Trump era. As Biden defines his foreign policy for Latin America, this could be a turning point for the region.

Soft Power Struggle

Chinese and American influence and interest in Latin America.

Pension tension

Opportunities and threats from Peru’s proposed pension reform.

Not GRE-at

Prospects diverge for government-related entities.

Free shipping

Uruguay has ambitious plans for Port of Montevideo.

Banana Drama

Ecuador seeks minimum support price for bananas.

Try before you buy

Visa acquires YellowPepper, the digital payment solutions provider.

Behind the mask

Latin American fashion designers adapt to the new normal.

Stab in the dark

Venezuela plans to roll-out Russian and Chinese vaccines.

Off the pitch

Brazilian Football Confederation plans financial reforms.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 8

Editor’s Note

Welcome to Issue 8. Latin America remains firmly in the grips of COVID-19 but some countries are beginning to lift lockdown restrictions.

‘Unpresidented’

Bolsonaro tempers confrontation with legislature and judiciary amidst Supreme Court probe.

Will newer be better?

Chile overwhelmingly votes for a new constitution but will it solve social and economic challenges?

Headwinds

An indigenous community in Mexico sues EDF in Paris over alleged violation of human rights by a wind project.

Infra- restructured

Interest in government-to-government agreements is rising in Peru, could the model work elsewhere?

To dig or not to dig

Ecuadorian mining weighs environment against economy.

Adaptation trumps innovation

LatAm businesses focus on digital adaptation not innovation.

What’s in a label?

Mexican labelling regulations take back seat to digital transformation.

The reopening

Hard-hit Argentina can't afford perpetual lockdown.

Grounded

Latin American airlines struggle but winners emerge.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 7

Editor’s Note

Welcome to Tidings! After an extraordinary effort by the entire Deheza team over the past few weeks, I am delighted to welcome you to the...

Más MAS

A victory for peace, not democracy, as MAS win Bolivian elections.

A mountain to climb

Hard-hit Latin American economies must solve political and social issues to reactivate successfully.

Frack on

Colombia takes the first steps towards fracking with pilot wells.

Public Private Dilemma

Mexican government needs private capital for infrastructure, investors unconvinced.

A stitch in time saves mines

Peru finally moves to reactivate the mining sector.

‘Bancarizing’ the unbanked

Rappi pens partnership with SafetyPay.

Shopping on- the -line

Pandemic drives e-commerce adoption across LatAm.

Your health, their wealth

LatAm health insurance booms, but is a bust coming?

Smart PlanificAction

Buenos Aires lead Smart Cities opportunity in LatAm.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 6

Editor’s Note

Welcome to the sixth and final edition of our Weekly Intelligence Brief from Latin America. We would like to thank you for participating...

Para-military

Rise in internal violence endangers economic success story in Paraguay.

Rewarding Failure

Mexican government employs former HSBC man accused of AML failings.

‘Oil’gopoly

ExxonMobil and friends enjoy attractive deal in Guyana to the detriment of the small state.

Work around

Peru favours Government-to-Government agreements to get around cumbersome contracting law.

Battery Strategy

Mexico is sitting on the world’s largest lithium deposit but thoughts of nationalisation are emerging.

Growth Factor

Invoice factoring set for post-pandemic growth in Peru and Chile.

Flower power

Colombia’s flower exports ride through the pandemic.

Mental health

The pandemic has widened the gap between male and female mental health in Latin America.

Dance-off

No end in sight for Latin America’s nightclub shutdown.

TIDINGS Volume 1 – Issue 5

Editor’s Note

“Nothing ruins Friday like finding out it’s only Tuesday!” On that note, welcome to the fifth instalment of our six-week Latin American...

Much ado about nothing

Peruvian Congress withdraws process to impeach President Vizcarra amid economic and health crises.

Makes no cents

Argentina implements new currency controls spooking savers, corporates and investors.

Total-ly unclear

Total exits exploration blocks in Brazil but is it a victory for environmentalists?

On a wing and a prayer

Pandemic causes headache for air freight industry.