Category Archives: Latin America

Scariest Risks of 2016


As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

Manteniendo la “H” en softwares de RRHH para grandes ganancias en el lugar de trabajo


La tecnología puede ser increíble – tan increíble que a veces es fácil olvidar para qué la usamos en primer lugar. Continue reading →

Risky business? Managing IP and piracy threats in Latin American TMT


Regulation and legal risks are the most pressing concerns for Latin America’s technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) businesses. In research for Willis Towers Watson’s TMT Risk Index 2016, the three greatest risks all fall within the megatrend of regulation and … Continue reading →

Threats and Opportunities of Demographic Change: Brazil

2015 Population of Brazil

In the last 10 years, Brazil's finance industry has provided more “formal employment” than has mining and infrastructure, typically Latin America’s key industries. 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

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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 →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Election Hacking

Scariest risks 2014

Technological evolution sometimes ends up looking like a futuristic movie, but this could be more present-tense than we realize. In this evolution, we must always have on our radar the constant hacker attacks and their continuous improvement. This year, the … 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 →