Latest articles from Michael Deibert

Forgetting a violent past

Amid gang truce, political battles continue in El Salvador

A violent history has long blighted El Salvador’s international reputation. However, Now that two of the country’s largest gangs have called a truce, can the country finally establish itself as an attractive destination for investment, or will political tensions lingering from civil war thwart its economic progress?

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Finland’s Adelia Group targets DRC’s Équateur province

With political tensions in the country easing, Finnish natural resources company Adelia Group is looking to take advantage of untapped opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oil in Uganda

Oil discovery ignites political tensions in Uganda

Oil reserves discovered in Uganda have the potential to transform the economic status of one of the world's least developed countries. But ongoing political friction in the country and indecision over the laws pertaining to the extraction of the oil are causing concerns about just how beneficial the money from these reserves will be to the country as a whole.

Guatemala

Will outbreaks of violence undo Guatemala's good work?

In the 15 years of stability since the end of its bloody civil war, Guatemala has become a popular destination for foreign investors looking for a route into Central America. However, outbreaks of violence in the run up to a general election later this year are threatening the country's hard-won reputation as one of the FDI world's rising stars.

Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf

The upcoming exit of president Álvaro Uribe marks a new era for Colombia. Once given a wide berth by investors, security has improved and its capital, Bogotá, is undergoing a revival. Michael Deibert reports

Good neighbours?

Haiti and the Dominican Republic have endured a fraught relationship over the past 200 years, but could the latter’s response to the former’s recent earthquake lead to a more mutually beneficial partnership in the future? Michael Deibert investigates.

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