LatinNews Daily - 02 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 1 November the Dominican Republic (DR)’s President Luis Abinader called on the international community to “act with urgency” to address the security crisis in neighbouring Haiti.... Read More
On 1 November Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, met Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas against the backdrop of a preliminary ICC investigation into alleged crimes against humanity by the Maduro administration.... Read More
* Colombia’s President Iván Duque has announced that his government has secured US$533m in finance to help the country achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and end deforestation and slash emissions by 51% by 2030.... Read More
On 1 November Brazil’s official gazette published a decree by the government of President Jair Bolsonaro declaring it illegal to fire employees who refuse to take a coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine. Analysis:... Read More
* Independent lorry drivers across Brazil have staged a strike in protest at rising fuel prices, although the strike was less disruptive than anticipated given that, according to the infrastructure ministry, no roads were blocked.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* Costa Rica’s central bank (BCCR) has raised its GDP growth forecast for Costa Rica to 5.4% in 2021, up from 3.9% in its previous (July) forecast.... Read More
On 1 November Mexico's national guard (GN) admitted that its troops had a day earlier opened fire on a pick-up truck in Huixtla municipality, Chiapas state, wounding various migrants and killing one man. ... Read More
* Private sector economists consulted by Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) have revised down their forecast for Mexico’s GDP growth in 2021 to 6.0%, down from 6.15% in September.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 1 November five of Chile’s seven presidential candidates took part in a televised debate and set out their proposed environmental policies.   ... Read More
* Argentina’s government led by President Alberto Fernández has announced that Australia’s Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a global green energy and product company, plans to invest as much as US$8.4bn to build a project for producing green hydrogen in Argentina’s Río Negro province.... Read More

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