Mexico – AMLO Looking Vulnerable

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, has had a rough go of it since taking office in December 2018, despite benefiting from a strong popular mandate and the reliable backing of majorities in both chambers of the bicameral Congress. His approach to tackling key problems Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our June 2020 Political Risk Reports

In addition to updates on Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, and Uruguay, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes a fully revised report on the United States, where political tensions are running higher than usual ahead of a high-stakes general election due to take place in early Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – May 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, Summer is upon us.  It’s a time to spend more of the day outdoors, pursuing recreational activities, and passing time with friends and family.  That much of the world is ‘reopening’ after several months of C-19-induced lockdowns is also – like summer – a welcome sight. Read Entire Entry

INVESTIR – May 2020 Edition

May's edition of INVESTIR: Insights from the International Country Risk Guide is now available. Political risk is in full force this month as the direct impact of the C-19 pandemic recedes in some parts of the world and as risk appetite takes hold in some asset classes. Watch for considerable Read Entire Entry

Angola – Economic Troubles Bring Political Risks

As elsewhere in the region, Angola has initiated the process of easing social-distancing rules imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, but a resumption of full economic activity is still some way off. The lockdown rules were breached with such frequency that security personnel were deployed as Read Entire Entry

Poland – COVID-19 Creates Election Controversy

The conservative-nationalist PiS won a second term in office at parliamentary elections held in October 2019, but the government headed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki depends on the support of two conservative parties—Agreement and United Poland—for its majority in the 460-member Sejm and Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – April 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, As it is often said, there is a time for everything.  Now, given that the peak of the COVID-19 infection curve in most countries has passed and all attention is devoted to various ways of ‘opening’ economies, this is the time to begin to think differently about a number of things. Read Entire Entry

From the CEO – March 2020

Christopher McKee, PhD, Chief Executive of The PRS Group, Inc.
Dear Clients, There is really no escaping the pressure to write about the pandemic that has now affected some 200 countries and especially those with densely populated areas. But rather than rehashing case statistics and related items – other sites do a better job – I’d like to address the Read Entire Entry

China – Health Crisis Tests Regime’s Credibility

A health crisis arising from the coronavirus outbreak is testing public faith in a state bureaucracy that is the linchpin of CCP’s iron grip on power. The epidemic comes at a particularly inconvenient time for President Xi Jinping, who was already struggling to manage a damaging trade war with Read Entire Entry

Coming Soon in Our March 2020 Political Risk Reports

In addition to full reports on Costa Rica, Honduras, and Paraguay, PRS’ coverage of the Americas this month includes fully revised reports on Haiti and Venezuela, where President Nicolás Maduro has managed to retain his grip on power, despite broad international support for the rival Read Entire Entry