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Latam 8 January 18

19 Enero 2018
The year ended with bells and whistles, as the Congress had a heated debate due to the pension and tax reforms, while the government in a controversial move changed the inflation targets. The Government succeeded in passing the 2018 Budget, the tax reform and the pension reform. Although the approval of reforms was ...

Latam 8 November 17

30 Noviembre 2017
The official party received a strong support on the general elections. Cambiemos candidates not only prevailed over CFK in the province of Buenos Aires by 4 points, but they also won in 13 other provinces and scored the five most populated districts. At a national level it received 41.9% of the total votes and it ex...

Latam 8 September 17

29 Septiembre 2017
The first half of August was marked by the primary elections, which resulted in a clear victory of the official party “Cambiemos” at national level. In the Province of Buenos Aires, the final scrutiny threw Cristina Kirchner as the winner by a very small margin (34.27% vs. 34.06%), but polls indicate that Esteban Bu...

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...