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LatinNews Daily - 03 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 2 November environmental organisations expressed scepticism regarding pledges by Brazil’s government at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and slash deforestation...
Andean
On 2 November Peru’s Interior Minister Luis Barranzuela resigned after being accused of breaking coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations...
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has published the latest export figures, showing that the total value of exports in September was US$3.57bn, up 40.4% on the same month in 2020...
Brazil
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has published the latest issue of its Focus bulletin, a weekly survey of private sector analysts, which have revised up their inflation predictions and slightly lowered their GDP growth forecasts for 2021...
Central America & Caribbean
On 2 November the US senate approved legislation to “dramatically increase” US diplomatic engagement in response to the Nicaraguan government’s “continued use of repressive tactics” ahead of the 7 November elections...
* According to new figures from Guatemala’s national tourism institute (Inguat), as of 30 September 402,254 international tourists had visited the country in 2021, generating US$255m in revenue...
Mexico
On 2 November the public security ministry (SSP) for Mexico’s Michoacán state confirmed that eleven boys and men were found shot and killed in the state’s Tangamandapio municipality. Analysis: The execution-style murders once again highlight the ongoing current security crisis in the western state of Michoacán, areas of which remain under the control of criminal groups...
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has released new figures which show remittances to Mexico totalled US$4.4bn in September, up 23.3% on the same month in 2020...
Southern Cone
On 2 November workers at Uruguay’s Montevideo port (operated by Terminal Cuenca del Plata, TCP) ended a months-long dispute over wages and conditions, signing a new collective agreement...
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released the latest figures for its monthly index of economic activity (Imacec), which serves as a proxy for GDP...

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