Eduardo Arcos

Associate Analyst

Mexico City

Eduardo Arcos is an Associate Analyst for the Americas at Control Risks’ Mexico City office. As part of his role, Eduardo is actively engaged in the analysis of organised crime-related trends, regulatory developments and operational concerns facing business activities across Mexico. Additionally, Eduardo is responsible for providing in-depth political analysis for Mexico, El Salvador and Cuba.

  • Americas
  • Political and Economic Risk Consulting


Eduardo Arcos is an Associate Analyst for the Americas at Control Risks’ Mexico City office. As part of his role, Eduardo is actively engaged in the analysis of organised crime-related trends, regulatory developments and operational concerns facing business activities across Mexico. Additionally, Eduardo is responsible for providing in-depth political analysis for Mexico, El Salvador and Cuba. Eduardo contributes to Control Risks’ CORE and +POLITICAL online services, monitoring daily developments that could affect the regional business environment, including trade, regulations, and security police. 


Highlights of Eduardo’s recent work include: 
  • Preparing in-depth entry market reports for various multinationals across sectors such as manufacturing, retail, oil and gas and renewables. 
  • Delivering high-level political analysis on developments for the energy sector in Mexico and their prospective changes during the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). 
  • Conducting in-depth, on-the-ground analysis on the rise of cargo and fuel theft across Mexico, including the root-causes of these types of crimes, the modus operandi of criminal groups and major hotspots nationwide. 
  • Offering commentaries on security, trade and political developments for major national and international media outlets. 

Prior to joining Control Risks, Eduardo worked as industry analyst for Global Business reports, providing business intelligence report on various industries in specific jurisdictions. He has also worked for a Mexico City-based political risks consultancy and has experienced in renowned think tanks in Mexico and abroad, such as the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the Global Public Policy Institute. Eduardo holds a BA degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (ITESM) in Guadalajara and an MSc in Security Studies from University College London (UCL). Eduardo is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in English and French and has intermediate knowledge in German. 

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