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Political risks intelligence bulletin – 18 February 2019

18 February 2019


Brazil - 15 Feb 2019: Police officers arrested eight employees of mining company Vale as part of an investigation seeking to establish criminal liability for the collapse of the firm's tailing dam in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais.

Mexico - 15 Feb 2019: President López Obrador said that the treasury would transfer USD3.9 billion to state-run company PEMEX and that the company would not take on new debt to prevent credit rating downgrades.

US - 15 Feb 2019: President Trump declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border to secure funding to build a wall along the border.

Venezuela - 15 Feb 2019: The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the CEO of state-owned oil and gas company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo and four military officers, including the heads of the military intelligence agency SEBIN and the National Police Special Task Force FAES.

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