Drop-In: Colombia’s election and pricing political risk in LatAm
Gustavo Petro, the former revolutionary and favourite to win in the upcoming presidential election, is pledging a raft of interventionist policies which would risk worsening Colombia’s fragile public finances. Meanwhile, the growth ambitions of his conservative rival, Federico ‘Fico’ Gutiérrez, don’t square with his stated intention to bring down the public debt.
On the eve of this crucial vote in Latin America’s fourth largest economy, economists from our Emerging Markets team will be discussing the macro and market implications of a Petro victory, and why it won’t be plain sailing even if Gutiérrez wins. They will also explore political and fiscal risks elsewhere in the region, including the Lula vs Bolsonaro race in Brazil in October.
Time: Thursday, 26th May at 10:00 ET/15:00 BST