Category Archives: Latin America

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

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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”

Mulher-investidora

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

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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 →

Brazil: A Busy but Bright Future

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There are many reasons why insurers and reinsurers get excited about Brazil. The relaxation of certain regulatory restrictions, coupled with sustained economic growth, has resulted in a significant influx of capacity into Brazil from both domestic carriers and international firms … Continue reading →

Chile Earthquake 3 Years On: The Dust has Finally Settled

The 8.8 earthquake that hit the central coast of Chile on 27 February 2010 was the biggest natural disaster that the Chilean general insurance market has ever had to face. Continue reading →

Emerging Chilean Risks of 2013

Emerging Risks

In Chile, we’re seeing three emerging risks of note: cybercrime, underinsured transport systems, and sexual harassment and bullying. Continue reading →