LatinNews Daily - 15 June 2022

On 14 June Brazil’s economy minister, Paulo Guedes, denied that he was seeking to freeze consumer prices, saying that the government’s proposal was voluntary not obligatory.... Read More
On 14 June Colombia’s national registrar, Alexander Vega, urged left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro, of the Pacto Histórico coalition, to respect the results of the 19 June presidential run-off.... Read More
* The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has published its latest monthly oil market report, in which Venezuela claimed to have produced 735,000 barrels of crude per day (bpd) in May, down from 775,000 bpd in April.... Read More
* Brazil’s infrastructure minister, Marcelo Sampaio, has said that the federal government has secured R$100bn (US$19.5bn) from the auction of infrastructure concessions since President Jair Bolsonaro’s government entered power in January 2019.... Read More
On 14 June the commander of the US Southern Command, General Laura Richardson, concluded a two-day visit to Panama, with discussions focused on security and migration issues.... Read More
*The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, arrived on 14 June for a four-day visit to Barbados.... Read More
On 14 June, state security forces in Mexico’s Estado de México (Edomex) clashed with an armed group, leaving at least ten suspected criminals dead.... Read More
* Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry for the second time this month to discuss ongoing efforts to tackle the climate crisis, principally Mexico’s progress towards transitioning to a clean energy economy.... Read More
Presidents Mario Abdo Benítez of Paraguay and Luis Arce of Bolivia met on the Bolivian side of the border in Villa Montes, in the south-eastern department of Tarija, on 14 June, and pledged to step up cooperation on the proposed ‘bi-oceanic’ road link designed as a land bridge between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.... Read More
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has published the latest consumer price index (IPC) which showed that monthly inflation reached 5.1% in May, driving up the annual rate to 60.7%.... Read More

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