Weekly Report - 03 February 2022 (WR-22-05)

LEADER
Peruvians are well accustomed to a succession of political crises.... Read More
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
Concern is growing over a burst pipeline in the Ecuadorean Amazon, which came just two weeks after a major oil spill off the coast of Peru [WR-22-04].... Read More
Maximiliano Dávila Pérez, the director of Bolivia’s counter-narcotics unit (FELCN) in the final months of the Evo Morales administration (2006-2019), was the subject of a US extradition request announced by Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta on 2 February.... Read More
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
After months of tensions and uncertainty Argentina reached an agreement on 28 January with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to restructure its outstanding debt of US$44.5bn from the 2018 Stand-By Arrangement (SBA).... Read More
Brazil’s supreme court (STF) returned to work after the end-of-year recess on 1 February.... Read More
Brazil’s public sector has posted a primary surplus for the first time in eight years, figures released on 31 January by the central bank (BCB) show.... Read More
Uruguay’s ruling ‘multi-colour’ coalition slipped into electoral mode this week ahead of a crucial referendum on 27 March.... Read More
BRAZIL | Government hails job creation.... Read More
MEXICO
The Mexican and US governments this week announced they had developed a 102-point action plan under the Bicentennial Framework on Security, Public Health, and Safe Communities.... Read More
A new congressional session opened this week, with over 280 deputies and 70 senators gathering in person to discuss a long list of priorities.... Read More
MEXICO | Second quarterly GDP contraction.... Read More
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
Xiomara Castro, of the leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), was inaugurated as Honduras’s first female president on 27 January, ending 12 years of rule by the conservative Partido Nacional (PN).... Read More
Guatemala’s President Alejandro Giammattei has been forced to name his fourth interior minister since taking office in January 2020 after the resignation of Gendri Reyes.... Read More
POSTSCRIPT
Colombia’s President Iván Duque promulgated a citizen security law last week that was drafted in response to large-scale anti-government protests staged in 2021.... Read More
“There have been various moments of crisis in this time [since taking over as prime minister].... Read More

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