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LatinNews Daily - 11 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 10 November the anti-government protests that began in Bolivia on 8 November intensified, with President Luis Arce cancelling a trip to Potosí department due to the unrest...
Andean
* Peru has successfully issued €1bn (US$1.15bn) of “social bonds”, according to a statement by the economy and finance ministry (MEF)...
Brazil
On 10 November Brazil’s Sergio Moro, the former judge who presided over the ‘Lava Jato’ corruption cases and a former justice minister (2019-2020) in President Jair Bolsonaro’s government, formally entered politics by affiliating himself to the right-wing Podemos (PODE) party. ..
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the consumer price index (IPCA), which show that inflation grew 1.25% in October, the highest figure for the month since 2002...
Central America & Caribbean
On 10 November the US embassy in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince posted an alert urging US citizens to “make plans to depart Haiti now via commercial means”...
* Costa Rica’s tourism institute (ICT), a government body, has released new figures which show that tourist arrivals to the country via air in October 2021 totalled 91,292 - 67% of the amount received in October 2019 before the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic struck...
Mexico
On 10 November Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador defended his choice of Pablo Gómez Álvarez as the new head of the government’s financial intelligence unit (UIF)...
* Mexico’s chamber of deputies has approved in general terms the federal budget for 2022, with 274 votes in favour, 219 against, and three abstentions...
Southern Cone
In his first comments after the chamber of deputies voted to impeach him, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera said on 10 November that the case against him was based on “false facts” and would be thrown out by the senate...
* Argentina’s secretary for domestic trade, Roberto Feletti, has said that the rise in ‘blue dollar’ – the local black market exchange rate for US dollars – would not impact on food or medicines prices...

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