LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 12 September Argentina’s centre-right opposition coalition Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) vastly exceeded expectations with victories in all of the country’s major electoral districts in the congressional primaries (Paso), delivering a hammer blow to the centre-left government led by President Alberto Fernández.... Read More
Andean
On 11 September Abimael Guzmán, the founder and leader of Peru’s militant Maoist guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (SL), died in a prison in the naval base of Callao where he was serving a life sentence.... Read More
* The Latin American Development Bank (CAF) has approved a US$250m loan for Ecuador, in support of government policies and to help stabilise the country’s economy following the recession resulting from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More
Brazil
On 12 September, demonstrations were held in various state capitals in Brazil to protest against President Jair Bolsonaro and demand his impeachment.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the retail sector, which show that the volume of sales grew 1.2% in July compared with June.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 11 September Haiti’s human rights ombudsman’s office (OPC) issued a statement calling on Prime Minister Ariel Henry to resign and “face justice” in relation to the assassination of former President Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021).... Read More
* The president of Nicaragua’s central bank (BCN), Ovidio Reyes, has said that the BCN is forecasting that the country’s GDP will grow between 5-7% in 2021, up from its previous forecast of 4-6%.... Read More
Mexico
On 11 September Mexico’s national guard (GN) and national migration institute (INM) apprehended 150 Haitian migrants in Tapachula municipality, Chiapas state, which borders Guatemala, as part of a mass operation to detain undocumented persons.... Read More
* Mexico’s social security institute (IMSS) has released new figures which show that a record 128,900 formal jobs were created in August this year, an increase of 0.6% compared with July and a 4.2% increase on the number of formal jobs created in August of the previous year.... Read More
Southern Cone
* German firm Siemens Energy, together with German car maker Porsche and a number of other international companies, has unveiled the construction of a green industrial plant in Punta Arenas, a city in the Chilean Patagonia region.... Read More
Washington Watch
El Salvador: On 5 September the US State Department issued a statement condemning the 3 September ruling by the constitutional chamber (SC) of El Salvador’s supreme court (CSJ), which authorised immediate presidential re-election.... Read More

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