In our look ahead at the coming weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the outlook for Thailand after the passing of its long-reigning King Bhumibol; a constitutional referendum in Cote d'Ivoire; and what to expect in Colombia now that voters have rejected a historic peace deal.
In this edition we discuss the implications of the historic peace deal in Colombia, Myanmar's security challenges, and what to expect from elections in Croatia.
RiskMap Podcast: Obama’s Cuba visit, Congolese presidential elections, and a potential peace deal in Colombia
In this edition of the RiskMap podcast we discuss Cuban-American relations in light of President Obama's historic visit to Havana, Presidential elections in Congo-Brazzaville, and the impending peace deal that could soon end the decades-old civil war in Colombia.
In recent years, Colombia has been a bright spot amongst emerging markets with a stable government enabling progressive reform, and steady progress on peace talks with the FARC guerrilla movement painting a very different picture from the country’s historic reputation as a haven for drug cartels. In this podcast, Control Risks lead analyst in Bogotá, Oliver Wack, considers the prospects, opportunities and threats to the country’s future investment ambitions.
About the presenter
Oliver Wack is the Colombia Analyst for Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks’ market-leading political, operational and security risk analysis and forecasting team. In this capacity, Oliver provides daily updates for Control Risks’ subscription services (CRF and PRIME), as well as writing detailed reports and consulting clients on the political, operational and security risks to operations in the region.
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2014 is shaping to be an interesting but highly complex year for Colombia, and for international investors looking at the country. With at least three major elections (legislative and presidential) and the continuing peace negotiations between the government the country’s biggest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), there is plenty potential for positive developments, but also for longer term political and security risk.
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.