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LatinNews Daily - 09 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 8 November an indefinite national strike was launched by Bolivia’s right-wing opposition grouping Comité Cívico pro Santa Cruz (CCPSC), calling for the repeal of a law that protesters claim allows the government to seize private property...
Andean
* The Observatório Venezolano de Finanzas (OVF), an independent think tank founded by Venezuela’s political opposition, has reported that inflation continued to slow in October...
Brazil
On 8 November, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said that it was “99% decided” that he will join the right-wing Partido Liberal (PL) ahead of next year’s presidential elections. ..
* Brazil’s national association of automobile manufacturers (Anfavea) has released new data showing that vehicle production in October grew by 2.6% compared with September, to 177,900 vehicles...
Central America & Caribbean
On 8 November the US, European Union (EU) and various Latin American countries, among others, rejected as illegitimate the results of the 7 November general election which produced a victory for President Daniel Ortega and his Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN)...
* The president of Honduras’s central bank (BCH), Wilfredo Cerrato, has said that Honduras’s economy will grow between 8%-9% this year after contracting 9% in 2020 due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and impact of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which made landfall last year...
Mexico
On 8 November the head of Mexico’s financial intelligence unit (UIF), Santiago Nieto, tendered his resignation after facing fierce criticism led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador over an extravagant wedding in Guatemala two days earlier...
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has announced that it will be holding a new US dollar auction on 10 November for US$200m...
Southern Cone
On 8 November residents in the neighbourhood of La Matanza, in Argentina’s Buenos Aires province, were involved in angry street protests over crime, during which stones and bottles were thrown and police responded by firing tear gas...
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released the latest figures for the consumer price index (IPC), which show that monthly inflation reached 1.3% in October...

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