LatinNews Daily - 06 June 2022

Main Briefing
On 5 June voters in Mexico elected new governors in six states, with preliminary results showing the ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party taking four of the contested governorships.... Read More
Andean
On 5 June Peru’s attorney general’s office (AG) summoned President Pedro Castillo to testify in its corruption case against him.... Read More
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has published the latest consumer price index, showing that annual inflation fell to 9.07% in May – down from 9.23% in April.... Read More
Brazil
 On 4 June Brazil’s former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), the current frontrunner ahead of October presidential elections, pledged to cut deforestation in the Amazon and ban mining in indigenous lands as part of a broader plan to “rebuild” Brazil’s environmental policy.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has announced that GDP grew by 1.0% in Q1 2022 compared with the previous quarter.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 5 June the international media reported that the US administration led by President Joe Biden had made a final decision to exclude the governments of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela from the 6-10 June Summit of the Americas (SoA) which it is hosting.... Read More
*The Dominican Republic’s central bank (BCRD) has released figures which show that the monthly indicator of economic activity (IMAE) reached 4.7% in April 2022, after expanding by 6.4% in March, 5.8% in February and 6.3% in January.... Read More
Mexico
*Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has reduced Mexico’s GDP growth forecast for 2022 to 2.2%, down from a previous forecast of 2.4%.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 4 June Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández dismissed his productive development minister, Matías Kulfas, amid renewed internal tensions within his ruling left-of-centre Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released new figures showing that the index of economic activity (Imacec), which serves as a proxy for GDP, grew by 6.9% year-on-year in April.... Read More
Washington Watch
Argentina: On 26 May the White House’s Special Adviser for the Summit of the Americas Christopher Dodd met with Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández and Secretary for Strategic Affairs Gustavo Béliz in Argentina, as part of a tour of the region aimed at shoring up support ahead of the Summit of the Americas.... Read More

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