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LatinNews Daily - 17 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 16 November US President Joe Biden announced that Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega, Vice President and First Lady Rosario Murillo, their family, and government members would be banned from entering the US...
Andean
On 16 November the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA), an international press watchdog, called on Bolivia’s government to increase its efforts to protect journalists following a rise in hostility towards the press...
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has announced that the country’s GDP increased by 13.2% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021...
Brazil
On 16 November, Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva (2003-2011) accused incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro of “destroying” the country, in a speech delivered at the prestigious Sciences Po university in Paris, France. ..
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest figures for its monthly index of economic activity (IBC-Br), which show that economic activity shrank 0.27% in September compared with August...
Central America & Caribbean
* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show that the country’s exports totalled US$3.97bn in the first nine months of 2021, up 20.3% on the same period in 2020...
Mexico
On 16 November Rosalinda González Valencia, the wife of the leader of the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) drug trafficking organisation (DTO), Nemeseio Oseguera Cervantes (‘El Mencho’), was arrested in Zapopan municipality in Mexico’s Jalisco state...
*Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced a national campaign to promote his controversial electricity reform which would give the state-run electricity firm, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), a pre-eminent role in the domestic market to the detriment of private renewable energy generators...
Southern Cone
On 16 November Chile’s senate voted against impeaching President Sebastián Piñera, who is accused of wrongdoing in the 2010 sale of his family’s shareholding in the mining company Minera Dominga...
* Argentina’s association of automobile manufacturers (Adefa) has met with Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero to discuss how to expand the export market for Argentine-manufactured cars...

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