Andrew is a former foreign correspondent (Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio) and a broadcaster for the BBC’s Latin American Service. He is an Associate Fellow at Canning House in London. Working through La Rambla Research Ltd he writes about economics, political risk, and business in Latin America.
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