LatinNews Daily - 20 September 2021

Main Briefing
On 17 September Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced a ministerial reshuffle, ending a five-day long internal crisis in the government by conceding to most of the demands made by his Vice President, Cristina Fernández.... Read More
Andean
On 17 September, Venezuela’s government delegation in the ongoing dialogue process with the opposition accused its counterpart of reneging on commitments made at the launch of negotiations, arguing that opposition leader Juan Guaidó is facilitating the transfer of Venezuelan state assets to foreign powers.... Read More
* Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has raised its growth forecast for 2021 from 10.7% to 11.9%, with BCRP president Julio Velarde predicting that the country could return to pre-coronavirus (Covid-19) levels of growth by the end of this year.... Read More
Brazil
On 18 September, the results of a Datafolha poll revealed that over half of the Brazilian population supports the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro.... Read More
* Brazil has formally joined the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), after President Jair Bolsonaro promulgated the agreement cementing Brazil’s accession as a founding member.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 17 September local human rights organisation Cristosal filed a complaint on behalf of at least 50 judges before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) against the Salvadorean state for “violation of judicial independence”.... Read More
* Panama’s national statistics institute (Inec) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP grew 10% year-on-year in the first half of 2021.... Read More
Mexico
On 18-19 September Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hosted a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac). Analysis:... Read More
* Mexico’s leading private sector lobby Confederación Patronal de la República Mexicana (Coparmex) has made six recommendations to the federal government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in relation to the 2022 budget proposal unveiled earlier this month.... Read More
Southern Cone
* The secretary of the budget committee in Argentina’s chamber of deputies, Marcelo Casaretto, has announced that the 2022 national budget, which was delivered to congress last week, is now being analysed in the legislature.... Read More
Washington Watch
Argentina: On 8 September the US participated in the High-Level Dialogue on Climate Action in the Americas, hosted by Argentina’s government led by President Alberto Fernández.... Read More

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