Category Archives: Latin America

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Brazil

2015 Population of Brazil

The race to recruit the finance world’s best individuals has become a war for talent, according to leading academics. Dramatic shifts in demographics mean countries such as the United States, Japan and much of Europe are keen to attract students … Continue reading →

Are There Smarter Ways for Latin American Mining Companies to Save Money?

Latin American mines

Could Latin American mining companies save money by adopting more sophisticated risk management strategies? Continue reading →

As Olympics Approach, Insurance Market Offers “Gold Medal” Protection

starting line

More than 10,500 athletes from 205 countries will come together in the biggest sporting event on the planet when the world’s attention turns back to Brazil for the Olympics in 2016. Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2014

Scariest risks 2014

As risk advisors, WillisWire bloggers tend to think less of ghouls and goblins during the Halloween season than of the frightening real risks our clients face. This year they faced more than their share of new ones, with ISIS, Ukraine, … Continue reading →

Security Situation in Venezuela Continues to Deteriorate


The Maduro regime is struggling to deal with the country’s crippling crime levels, stemming mostly from the growing socio-economic crises confronting the country. Continue reading →

Brazil’s World Cup Construction Woes – Insurance Implications

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

For the World Cup, Brazil has poured $3.6 billion into stadiums alone; not forgetting the additional costs spent on other important constructions, such as the renovation of airports and rail infrastructure. With just days until kick off, builders are in … Continue reading →

Brazil Must Build on Legacy of World Cup if it is to Turn Around its Economic Woes

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

The World Cup is a one-time event and many of these direct and indirect benefits could prove to be temporary unless Brazil takes steps to build on this legacy. Continue reading →

Investir não é mais só assunto “de homem”


Que as mulheres hoje ocupam cada vez mais espaço no mercado de trabalho, todos concordam, inclusive em muitas profissões onde a predominância era essencialmente masculina, elas estão inseridas. O que muitos não sabem é que essas empreendedoras colaboram diretamente com … Continue reading →

Risks of Foreign Investment in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro sunset

Brazil is currently undergoing a resource boom—it is the second largest producer of iron ore and is home to one of the largest off-shore oil discoveries in decades. As such, it presents huge opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly … Continue reading →

The Capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán

Homeland Security Investigations, a branch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials previously announced the discovery of a large drug trafficking operation from Mexico into Arizona. Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland Security)

The high profile and dramatic capture of “El Chapo” marks a significant victory for Peña Nieto’s administration’s strategy on tackling drug trafficking organisations. However, it could also herald a shift in Mexico’s criminal landscape and prompt a series of swift … Continue reading →