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LatinNews Daily - 22 November 2021

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Preliminary results from Chile’s 21 November general elections show far-right presidential candidate José Antonio Kast (Partido Republicano) winning the first round, with 27.9% of the vote to 25.8% for the left-wing Gabriel Boric (Apruebo Dignidad)...
Andean
In the early hours of today (22 November), Venezuela’s national electoral council (CNE) announced that the ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV) had won 20 out of 23 state governorships in the 21 November regional elections...
* Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has signed investment contracts with two mining companies, amounting to US$465.6m...
Brazil
On 21 November, the Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) held, but failed to conclude, party primaries to pick its presidential candidate for Brazil’s October 2022 elections. ..
* The Brazilian government has completed a tender in which it sold the concession for two different port terminals, in the port of Santos, São Paulo state, and the port Imbituba, Santa Catarina...
Central America & Caribbean
On 19 November Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Denis Moncada confirmed that, by order of President Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua had denounced the charter of the Organization of American States (OAS)...
* El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has announced plans to build the first ever ‘Bitcoin City’ in El Salvador...
Mexico
On 19 November, the governor of the north-central Mexican state of Zacatecas, David Monreal, swore in General Adolfo Marín as the state’s new public security secretary, replacing Arturo López. ..
* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a US$50bn successor two-year flexible credit line (FCL) for Mexico, designed for crisis prevention...
Southern Cone
* Argentina’s government led by President Alberto Fernández has said that discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to which Argentina owes US$44bn, are being “accelerated” with the aim of reaching a technical understanding next month on an agreement...
Washington Watch
Mexico: On 18 November Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, US President Joe Biden and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met for the North American Leaders’ Summit – the first since 2016...

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