In this podcast Joseph Smith, Special Risks Analyst at Control Risks and Charles Hecker, Senior Partner at Control Risks, discuss the Venezuelan kidnapping landscape and how the crime is expected to evolve in the coming year.
In our look ahead at the coming two weeks in the global business landscape, we discuss the economic and political crisis rocking Venezuela, the issue of aviation security and global terrorism, and India-US relations in light of Prime Minister Modi's visit to Washington.
After the Socialist Party of President Nicolas Maduro was heavily defeated in legislative elections, we hear from Control Risks Senior Analyst for Venezuela, Oliver Wack, on what this means for Venezuela and the businesses operating there.
The coming weeks will see continued fallout from the US decision to impose sanctions against Venezuela in the midst of that country’s economic and social struggles; newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first visit to Washington where he will seek to prolong US support for his precarious government; and a scandal involving senior Brazilian politicians and the country’s oil company Petrobras underscore corruption risk in Brazil. Hosted by Charles Hecker and Michael Moran.
Negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone will continue in the coming weeks, following a short-term deal that did little to address Greece’s long-term economic outlook. Meanwhile, low oil prices have put Venezuela’s economy on the ropes, raising the risk of social unrest and fears of sovereign default.