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Spain will hold parliamentary elections in June to form a new government, which can ill afford to be ineffectual at a time when the country is facing substantial challenges. (Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

In Spain, Political Uncertainty Comes at a Price

Fragmentation in Madrid will make it difficult for the next administration — regardless of who leads it — to govern effectively. Read more…


Prepare for a Transition

The past decade was anything but calm. The next decade may be rockier still. Read more…

Changes in Chilean electoral law could alter the balance of power between left- and right-wing party blocs in Santiago but should not create political instability. (MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chile: An Island of Stability in South America

Having weathered the recent copper price shock, the country appears to be on a smooth course. Read more…