Weekly Report - 09 June 2022 (WR-22-23)

LEADER
In the space of just eight years Mexico’s left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) has risen to supplant the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) whose state-level dominance stretched back nearly a century.... Read More
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
The short turnaround between the first and second round of presidential elections in Colombia would normally ensure a surge in electoral activity.... Read More
President Guillermo Lasso’s difficulties in passing legislation look set to worsen after the president of Ecuador’s national assembly, Guadalupe Llori, was ousted in a vote of no confidence on 1 June.... Read More
The cracks are getting wider in Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS).... Read More
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
After three months of estrangement, Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner finally took to the stage together on 3 June to mark the centenary of the state energy company Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF).... Read More
Just how concerned Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has become with the political fallout of double-digit inflation became clear this week when his economy minister, Paulo Guedes, said the government is willing to spend as much as R$50bn (US$10.3bn) to help lower the price of automotive and other fuels.... Read More
CHILE | Inflation continues onward march.... Read More
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
President Nayib Bukele has celebrated three years since his Nuevas Ideas (NI) government took office.... Read More
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Honduras has expressed concern about the recent killing in Honduras of a suspected gang member, Wilson Pérez, by the national anti-gang force (FNAMP).... Read More
President Luis Abinader declared three days of national mourning in the Dominican Republic on 6 June after the environment minister, Orlando Jorge Mera, was shot dead by a childhood friend in his own office.... Read More
JAMAICA | Burgeoning growth but for how long? The Jamaican economy expanded by 6% in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).... Read More
POSTSCRIPT
The issues up for debate at the ninth Summit of the Americas, hosted by the US this week, have been overshadowed by the wrangling over who will be present to discuss them.... Read More
“The people made clear that freedom is not solicited, it is conquered.”... Read More

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