2018: A major hit to democracy in Latin America

A brief analysis of the 2018 democratic elections of four Latin American nations.

In this year, democracy will once again be challenged in Latin America. Six different countries will hold presidential elections, and more than ten will celebrate parliamentary ones. The latter will have macroeconomic consequences for the development of the region. Investors expect a massive shift in financial markets…again. Political transitions are considered large economic drivers in

The rise of the extreme right (in disguise)

In recent decades, anti-immigrant parties have surged in the polls and entered most European parliaments. Since the last federal elections even Germany, which had not had a party right of the CDU since the Second World War, now has a right-wing populist party in the Bundestag. According to this Bloomberg article some of the reasons for

Trade Wars

President Trump recently announced tariffs on metal and aluminum. Sticking to his major communication channel for all foreign policy, he announced it on Twitter and mentioned “Trade wars are easy to win!”. However, this policy has met been met with a lot of uncertainty, and experts from around the world are afraid of the ramifications.