LatinNews Daily - 07 June 2022

Main Briefing
On 6 June, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed he would not attend the Summit of Americas (SoA), which began in the US on the same day.... Read More
On 6 June the Peruvian weekly Hildebrandt en sus trece published an audio recording in which Peru’s congress president, María del Carmen Alva, suggested that the armed forces would side with congress over President Pedro Castillo.... Read More
* Peru’s trade promotion agency (PromPerú) has announced that it will present a portfolio of mining investment opportunities worth US$17.3m at the 2022 convention of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), scheduled to take place in Toronto from 13-15 June.... Read More
On 6 June the Brazilian indigenous organisation Unijava, which represents the indigenous peoples of the Vale do Jaravi territory in the state of Amazonas, confirmed that Dom Phillips, a British journalist, and Bruno Araújo Pereira, a respected Brazilian indigenous expert, had gone missing the previous day. ... Read More
* Brazil’s labour ministry has released the latest figures on formal job creation, which show that 196,966 jobs were created in the formal sector in April this year.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 6 June the Dominican Republic’s environment minister Orlando Jorge Mera was shot dead in his office.... Read More
*Nicaragua’s minister for development, business and industry (Mific), Jesús Bermúdez has announced that Nicaragua and China have outlined a trade deal, which comprises two parts, the first of which will take effect this year.... Read More
* Mexico’s national social security institute (IMSS) has released a new report which shows that 2,855 jobs were lost in the formal sector in May.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 6 June Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández announced that his government was sending to congress a bill to tax part of the “unexpected profits” of big companies benefitting from the surge in international prices due to the war in Ukraine.... Read More
* Chile’s President Gabriel Boric has met Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Canada, where the two leaders underlined their commitment to reaffirming economic ties.... Read More

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