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LatinNews Daily - 23 November 2021

Main Briefing
On 22 November, El Salvador’s attorney general’s office (FGR) and the police (PNC) carried out raids on seven NGOs in El Salvador...
Andean
On 22 November, Óscar Iván Zuluaga won the ruling right-wing Centro Democrático (CD) party’s nomination for Colombia’s May 2022 presidential election...
* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has released the latest quarterly GDP figures, showing that the country’s economy expanded by 11.4% in Q3 2021, compared with Q3 2020...
Brazil
On 22 November, the public prosecutor’s office in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state (MPRJ) announced that it is launching an investigation into a police operation carried out in the Complexo do Salgueiro favela in the municipality of São Gonçalo a day earlier, and which seemingly left over a dozen people dead. ..
*Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest issue of its Focus bulletin, a weekly survey of private sector economists and analysts, in which the country’s inflation is now forecast to close the year at 10.12%...
Central America & Caribbean
* A group of over 20 Nicaraguan opposition organisations including the main opposition groups Alianza Cívica por la Justicia y Democracia (ACJD) and Unidad Nacional Azul y Blanco (UNAB), have signed a letter urging the Central American development bank (BCIE) to condition its assistance to Nicaragua on respect for human rights...
Mexico
On 22 November, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a decree which declares infrastructure projects carried out by the federal government an issue of national security. ..
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the results from its latest national employment survey (Enoe) for the July-September 2021 quarter which show that the unemployment rate in Mexico reached 4.2%, corresponding to 2.5m people being unemployed...
Southern Cone
On 22 November the first opinion polls for the 19 December presidential second round run-off were published, which showed far-right candidate José Antonio Kast and left-winger Gabriel Boric in a technical tie...
* Chile’s lower chamber has approved the government’s proposed 2022 state budget, which is for C$60.7trn (US$82.1bn)...

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