Policy & Regulation

Election jitters in Latin America

The left is on the march again in Latin America, sending jitters through the oil and gas industry The left is on the march again in Latin America, sending jitters through the oil and gas industry.
By The Wildcat 7 June 2018 0 31193
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, front runner in Mexico’s preidential election. (PA)

Latin America saw its ‘pink tide’ turn in 2015, as the region – once dominated by leftist leaders – started moving to the right. Business will be hoping that the rosy water stays low in 2018. 

The next five months will be a political litmus test for the region. Colombia, Mexico and Brazil will hold their presidential elections between now and October. Leftist candidates, who have all taken aim at the fossil fuel industry, are polling strongly in all three elections and are...