LatinNews Daily - 15 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 14 November Argentina’s opposition right-of-centre Juntos por el Cambio (JxC) claimed victory in the mid-term congressional elections which took place the same day.... Read More
Andean
On 12 November, 68 inmates were killed in violence which erupted at Penitenciaría del Litoral, the main prison in Guyaquil (Guyas province).... Read More
* Colombia’s President Iván Duque has promulgated the national budget for 2022, which allows for Col$350.39trn (US$90.2bn) in spending.... Read More
Brazil
On 15 November, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro told investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that the Brazilian Amazon remains a practically untouched “paradise” which does not catch fire as it is a “humid forest”. ... Read More
* Brazil’s national council of coffee exporters (Cecafé) has released its latest statistics for October, which show that coffee exports continue to fall, while revenue from coffee exports grows.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 12 November the Organization of American States (OAS) voted in favour of a resolution which found the 7 November general elections in Nicaragua were “not free, fair or transparent and have no democratic legitimacy”.... Read More
* Nicaragua’s central bank (BCN) has released new figures which show that remittance inflows in the third quarter of 2021 totalled US$527m, up 9.3% on the same quarter in 2020.... Read More
Mexico
On 14 November, Mexico’s national electoral institute (INE) announced that it will present a legal challenge against a reduction in its funding under the 2022 federal budget.... Read More
* Mexico’s national social security institute (IMSS) has released a new report which shows that as of 31 October it had registered a total of 20.77m jobs, exceeding the number observed before the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in March 2020.... Read More
Southern Cone
* Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has said that Chile’s GDP is expected to expand by over 11% in 2021, while investment will expand 25% and “about 1.4m of the 2m jobs lost” during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will be recovered.... Read More
Washington Watch
Nicaragua: On 10 November US President Joe Biden signed into law the ‘Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (Renacer) Act’ which would “dramatically increase US diplomatic engagement” in Nicaragua, according to a press release by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.... Read More

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