February 12, 2019

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New President of El Salvador Advocates Ambitious Agenda

Since the end of El Salvador’s civil war in 1992, two parties, the ARENA and FMLN, have dominated the political landscape. Populist candidate Nayib Bukele took home the victory, nodding to the appeal of populism spreading in Latin America. Intelligence analyst for the Americas region, Anthony Tipping, surmises that Bukele may lack the political capital to build bridges across the legislative aisle, thus making it difficult to follow through on campaign promises. 

Learn more about the election and how it may impact the city’s security. 


Special Report: No Resolution in Sight Despite Mounting Pressure on Maduro

Widespread unrest in Venezuela continues as National Assembly President Juan Guaidó calls for major protests to increase pressure on President Nicolás Maduro to resign. These protests are likely met with force, including lethal force, by police and military personnel. The econonomic crisis supplements this political instability as international pressure and sanctions against Maduro lead to food and fuel shortages.

Read more about the outlook of the unrest. 


On-Air: 2018-2019 Influenza Season Update

The flu season costs business billions every year in lost productivity. Katherine Harmon, Sr. Director Category and Health Intelligence, provides advice for minimizing the risk of exposure to your business, continuity advice for risk managers, and what to do if someone in your organization shows signs and symptoms of the flu.

Listen to this podcast to see which areas around the globe have been affected by influenza and when to expect peak season.


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