The Ground Truth: What We’re Watching on the Global Stage.
Last September, Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his administration showcased a number of climate-friendly policies and initiatives to international audiences. Lula has continued to introduce and amend efforts to make Brazil’s economy greener, allocating billions of dollars to expanding biofuels output and building biorefineries to produce sustainable fuel.
If you want a meeting with Mexican presidential candidate Claudia Sheinbaum, you need to reach out to Luisa Abreu. A journalist by training, she has worked with Sheinbaum since 2015, when Abreu became the chief of staff of the then-mayor of Tlalpan.
Horizon Engage hosted an exclusive event with our Argentina expert based in Buenos Aires, Marcelo Garcia, a month before an election that could open a radical new era for the country. The discussion examined possible scenarios, opportunities and risks ahead for investors as the country enters unchartered territory.
US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley assessed that Ukrainian forces probably have around 30 to 45 days of good “fighting weather” before mud triggered by the fall rain slows down combat operations. What does this mean?
After his victory in the 13 August primaries, libertarian economist Javier Milei is now the obvious frontrunner in Argentina’s presidential race. As his chances of winning the presidency grow, Milei has begun assembling more detailed plans for his potential time in office — including significant goals for the energy sector that may have a hard time getting through Congress.
Military coups have toppled governments in Niger and Gabon, two resource-rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in less than a month. The two putsches come on the heels of a wave of military takeovers in West and Central Africa that might spread to other nations in the two regions as well as other parts of the continent.
Recently, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) announced plans to construct a green hydrogen (H2) plant in Oaxaca state, marking a favorable step in the country’s renewable energy landscape.
In Nigeria, the Bola Tinubu presidency is off to a rocky start, with declining oil output, the naira falling to record lows, and inflation climbing.
Egypt faces shortfalls in gas flows undermining export revenues and leading to power outages that government officials say may run through mid-September.
In late July, Nani Ould Chrougha, Mauritania’s new minister of oil, energy and mines, confirmed that artisanal miners would have to depart from concessions held by Tasiast and SENISA.
The Argentina-IMF deal is a lifeline for Finance Minister Sergio Massa because it puts off devaluating the peso until after the October presidential election.
Senator Xóchitl Gálvez is gaining significant attention as an unconventional contender for Mexico’s upcoming 2024 presidential election.