LATAM8 Brief

Latam8 Brief Reports

Latam 8 July 17

31 Julio 2017
Despite no major change in Congress is expected as a result of the coming elections, the results will condition the next 2 years of Macri’s administration. Cristina Kirchner will run for a Senate seat in the Province of BA, and a good electoral performance is the only way to guarantee her political survival. Polls s...

Latam 8 May 17

31 Mayo 2017
Macri's administration got an unexpected political boost in April, as the approval rating recovered 6%. This positive news for Macri came after a 10% slippage in February. His positive image now reaches 53% and returned to similar levels than before the “unforced” errors of February that cost 10 points by the social...

Latam 8 March 17

31 Marzo 2017
Confidence in the government (UTDT) deteriorated in Feb-17 to 47% and hit the lowest record since Macri took office.  However, the indicator is still higher than the one printed by the end of CFK administration. Tough negotiations between the government and the teacher's union ignited a conflict and strike that...

Latam 8 January 17

31 Enero 2017
Confidence in the Government slightly deteriorated in the last months according to the UTDT index, and was at 50% levels in Dec-16, below the peak of 63% of Jan-16. The main driver is that economic recovery is taking longer than expected. There were changes in the government team, being the most relevant the exit of...

Latam 8 November 16

30 Noviembre 2016
After a tough year of stagflation the government maintains a positive image. The UTDT index of confidence in the goverment is at 53%, still a reasonable figure though lower than the 63% record-high it enjoyed early this year.  The government has been successful in passing laws in Congress, we no expect approval...

Latam 8 September 16

30 Septiembre 2016
Yellow card for Macri’s administration: in August, the Supreme Court ordered to suspend the increases in gas rates for residential users and reestablish the old rates. A public audience took place during the last days and tariffs are expected to increase again, but more moderately. Moreover, the recent Economic Foru...

Latam 7 July 16

31 Julio 2016
Dilma Rousseff was finally stripped of her presidential duties for up to six months after the Senate voted to begin an impeachment trial. Thus, Michel Temer took over as interim Brazil president. He promised balancing the budget and getting inflation back under 10% as his priority. Henrique Meirelles, the Central Ba...