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President Nicolás Maduro has "won' another six-year term, as expected, even as millions of Venezuelans boycotted the election.... More by Andres Abadia
Data released last week in Brazil reinforced our view of a modest, final, interest rate cut this week, despite the recent strength of the USD and volatility in global markets.... More by Andres Abadia
This week's data confirmed Mexico's strong economic performance over the first few months of this year.... More by Andres Abadia
March economic activity in Chile expanded by a solid 4.6% year-over-year, pointing to Q1 real GDP growth of 4.0%, the fastest pace since Q3 2013, up from 3.3% in Q4.... More by Andres Abadia
Brazil's March industrial production report, released on Thursday last week, was weaker than we and the markets were expecting, while the recent deterioration in sentiment surveys highlights the downside risks to the rather fragile economic recovery.... More by Andres Abadia
This week's March economic activity reports in Chile have been relatively strong, with the industrial sector expanding briskly and retail sales solid.... More by Andres Abadia
Argentina's central bank unexpectedly hiked its main interest rate, the 7-day repo rate, by 300bp to 30.25% last Friday, in an unscheduled decision.... More by Andres Abadia
Yesterday's first estimate of Q1 GDP in Mexico confirmed that growth was resilient at the start of the year, despite the lingering hit to confidence from domestic and external threats.... More by Andres Abadia
The deterioration of global risk appetite and, in particular, domestic politics have put the Brazilian real under severe pressure in recent weeks.... More by Andres Abadia
The second presidency of Chile's conservative Sebastián Piñera, a billionaire turned politician, began on Sunday, March 11, in favourable economic circumstances.... More by Andres Abadia
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