LatinNews Daily - 05 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 4 November Peru’s congress voted to approve President Pedro Castillo’s new cabinet, despite the fracturing of support from the far-left Perú Libre (PL) party that brought him to power.... Read More
Andean
* Colombia’s national federation of coffee producers (FNC) has announced that 1.02m 60kg sacks of green coffee were produced in October – a decrease of 13% on the 1.16m produced in the same month last year.... Read More
Brazil
On 4 November the European Union (EU)’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, kept alive the prospect of a trade deal between the EU and Southern Common Market (Mercosur), provided Brazil carries through on recent pledges to improve its environmental policies. Analysis:... Read More
* Brazil’s telecommunications regulator (Anatel) has opened its auction of fifth generation (5G) mobile spectrum, hoping to raise over R$40bn (US$7.13bn) in investments.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 4 November El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele accused the US government of financing the political opposition.... Read More
* Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado has announced that the country will receive US$20m through two agreements recognising the contribution of Costa Rican forests in the fight against climate change.... Read More
Mexico
On 4 November Mexican authorities announced the arrest of a drug boss in Culiacán, the capital of the north-western state of Sinaloa, after what they described as the biggest seizure of fentanyl in history.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show Mexico’s car sales totalled 76,640 units in October, down 9.1% on the same month in 2020 and the lowest level for any October in a decade.... Read More
Southern Cone
One person was killed and at least four were injured in armed clashes on 3 November between security forces and Mapuche militants on a highway in Cañete, Arauca province, in the southern region of Biobío, some 630km south of the Chilean capital Santiago.... Read More
* Argentina’s economy ministry has announced that it has successfully placed Ar$79.59bn (US$796.5m) bonds on the domestic market. This is the Argentine government’s first domestic bond placement in November, part of its ongoing strategy of drawing upon the domestic market to raise funds to service the country’s public debt.... Read More

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