Argentina is one of the countries with the highest risk of social instability in the world, according to an index for 2014 which produced and distributed the magazine The Economist.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU, for its acronym in English) measures the likelihood of social upheaval in 150 countries around the world due mainly to political and institutional weaknesses. At that rate, this year started in Japan, Switzerland and Luxembourg among countries with “very low risk” and made Australia, Chile, United States and Uruguay, among the group of countries with “Low risk”.
However, some 65 countries (43% of the 150 measures) will have a high or very high risk in 2014.
Among the most vulnerable places in Argentina appears accompanied by Bolivia, Egypt, Greece, Iraq and Venezuela, among others. One of the reasons were the protests that erupted in these countries in the last twelve months due to social inequalities and political unrest, said The Economist.
“Only when economic problems are accompanied by other elements of vulnerability is when there is risk of instability. Of recent social upheavals appears as a particularly important trigger erosion of governments and institutions: a crisis in democracy, “said Laza Kekic, the EUI.
However, The Economist also noted that these predictions are not infallible.
Countries with “very high risk”: Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, Egypt, Greece, Guinea, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Countries with “high risk”: Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Jordan, Kazaquistán, Kirjistán, Laos, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Ukraine .
Countries with “Low risk”: Australia, Botswana, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritania, Namibia, New Zealand, Poland, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden , Taiwan, Gambia, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay.
Countries with “very low risk”: Austria, Denmark, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway and Switzerland.