LatinNews Daily - 13 June 2022

On 11 June Bolivia’s former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally assuming the presidency, in a verdict that drew intense criticism from the political opposition and human rights organisations.... Read More
* Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodríguez has confirmed that the state-owned bank Banco de Venezuela (BDV) will float shares worth 5% of the company’s value, as part of the government’s drive to increase investment in struggling state enterprises.... Read More
On 12 June Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro warned right-wing supporters that his main rival in the October presidential election, former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) could resort to fraud and a biased judiciary to return to power.... Read More
* Brazil’s Foreign Minister Carlos França and his Uruguayan counterpart, Francisco Bustillo, have signed a joint declaration agreeing on the need to reduce the common external tariff (CET) in the Southern Common Market (Mercosur).... Read More
On 11 June the Nicaraguan government ordered the closure of a further 93 local NGOs, including the prestigious Centro Nicaragüense de Escritores (CNE).... Read More
* Cuba’s economy & planning ministry (MEP) has approved 108 new requests to create micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs).... Read More
On 10 June, Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) unveiled new measures to tackle migration, in line with a regional migration pact announced by US President Joe Biden on the closing day of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.... Read More
* Mexico’s tourism ministry (Sectur) has announced that 11.64m international tourists visited Mexico between January and April 2022, a 43.4% increase on the same period last year.... Read More
A Boeing 747-300 cargo jumbo jet linked to Iran was seized by the Argentine customs authorities at Ezeiza international airport outside Buenos Aires, according to various media reports on 11 June.... Read More
* Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has announced an agreement with his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric for Argentina to provide Chile’s southern region of Biobío with 300,000 cubic metres a day (m3/d) of natural gas.... Read More
Central America: On 7 June US Vice President Kamala Harris unveiled a new set of investment commitments from the private sector, worth more than US$1.9bn, to be directed towards development in Central America’s Northern Triangle (comprising El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala).... Read More

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