Social risk is nothing new, but for companies doing business in Latin America, these risks are increasingly coming to the fore. Companies who pay lip service to community relations do so at their own peril, but those that take a nuanced approach can position themselves for success, say Simon Whistler and Oliver Wack.
Gavin Strong and Dwight Dyer, Control Risks’ political and security risk analysts for Mexico provide a brief overview of our latest edition of the Mexico Briefing. In this edition they discuss the on-going police reform programme and analyse the corruption that affects public-sector contracting practices, in light of the recent effects across Mexico following hurricane Manuel and tropical storm Ingrid.
Dwight Dyer and Gavin Strong, Control Risks’ political and security risk analysts for Mexico provide a brief overview of our latest edition of the Mexico Briefing. This podcast covers the CNTE protests against the education system reforms proposed by President Enrique Peña Nieto, and their wider implications. And analysis of the current security environment in Mexico City and the increasing incidence of organized crime-related violence.
Since late last year the Colombian government and the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, Farc, have been engaged in peace talks in the Cuban capital Havana. Oliver Wack, Control Risks analyst for Colombia explains where we are with the peace talks and what the progress has been in recent months.