As reported in Big Think, South America's most centrist governments are merging their stock markets. Peru, Colombia and Chile have announced the merger of their stock markets to improve market liquidity and access to capital for local companies. In the run up to the Peruvian presidential elections, this announcement and its timing raises interesting issues for front runner Ollanta Humala. Humala is backed by former President Lugo of Brazil and President Chavez of Venezuela and would be expected to be against such a pro-business merger. Comments against the merger would increase concerns in the business community and abroad about a future Humala government. My guess is that Humala will remain silent on the issue until after the elections.