How Secure Are U.S. Businesses in Mexico?

A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the fifth post in the series. Mexico is a top Latin American location for American business operations. A vast market with close proximity, Mexico represents the United States’s second largest export market and its third largest source of imports. Recently however, the battle … [Read more...]

Brazil's Mega Events: Risks for International Businesses during the World Cup and Olympics.

Brazil International Business, Risks in Brazil, Brazil world cup, Brazil olympics

A special guest post by Global Security Consultant and Political Risk Expert, Paul Crespo. This is the fourth post in the series. For ten years Brazil has been the darling of the emerging market countries: the "B" in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India & China).  With annual growth rates of 5 percent, its stock markets often doubled year to year.  Brazil is hot. It will be hosting … [Read more...]

Strong Outlook for Mergers & Acquisitions in Latin America

Brazil will lead mergers and acquisitions in Latin America I’m seeing a lot of M&A activity taking place in Latin America these days.  According to Bloomberg New and Latina American Advisor, takeovers are at their strongest pace in a decade as the economy recovers and credit markets continue to improve. While most have the activity is taking place in Brazil and … [Read more...]