Political Risk – Venezuela

1.Read this story about Venezuela’s nationalization of
Cargill and watch this video. Conduct your own research as well. Discuss the
following questions:

– Why did Chavez decide to nationalize Cargill? Do you think
he was justified?

– If you were the executive of Cargill, what would you do?



2.Identify three companies that operate internationally and
explore the possible sources of political risk for each of those firms, given
the countries in which they have a presence. Develop a 5-7 slide presentation
outlining the risk and your recommendations to the company executives for how
these companies should manage these political risks. ( references needed)