Weekly Report - 16 June 2022 (WR-22-24)

LEADER
It could be argued that there were two winners at the much-anticipated Summit of the Americas (SoA), hosted by the US from 6-10 June.... Read More
ANDEAN COUNTRIES
Colombian voters will go the polls on 19 June to bring the curtain down on the most unusual presidential election campaign in the country’s modern history.... Read More
Peru’s President Pedro Castillo, assailed by a succession of corruption scandals, impeachment threats, and errant cabinet ministers, finally had something to shout about on 9 June.... Read More
Ecuador’s umbrella indigenous organisation Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie) launched an “indefinite” wave of protests on 13 June, threatening to bring the country to a standstill unless its long list of demands is met.... Read More
One year and three months after she was first placed in preventive detention, on 11 June Bolivia’s former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegally assuming the presidency.... Read More
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro embarked on a tour of the Middle East and North Africa on 7 June, where he has sought to rally support and deepen economic cooperation with the governments of Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, and Algeria.... Read More
BRAZIL & SOUTHERN CONE
Bumping around the skies of Latin America in recent weeks, a Boeing 747 cargo plane with a shifting crew of Iranians and Venezuelans has left a trail of unanswered questions about sanctions-busting and security breaches, along with intense speculation in local media.... Read More
After a clumsy investigation in an isolated part of the Amazon, police have confirmed, with almost complete certainty, the deaths of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, having found human remains and the pair’s belongings, as well as holding a suspect who has confessed to murder.... Read More
MEXICO
The past few weeks have not been good for Alejandro Moreno, the national leader of Mexico’s opposition Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).... Read More
It reads like a plot from a hit television show.... Read More
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
Just days after its non-invitation to the Summit of the Americas in the US, the Nicaraguan government has disbanded 93 local NGOs accused of being intent on destabilisation, before stirring up controversy by inviting the Russian armed forces to participate in training exercises in Nicaraguan maritime waters.... Read More
Haiti’s prime minister Ariel Henry expressed regret on 12 June over what he called the “misunderstandings” that had arisen from his meeting with Dominican President Luis Abinader two days earlier on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas hosted by the US that caused bilateral diplomatic tensions.... Read More
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS | No direct rule.... Read More
POSTSCRIPT
Bolivia’s President Luis Arce hosted his Paraguayan peer Mario Abdo Benítez on 14 June in the south-eastern department of Tarija on the shared border.... Read More
“Colombia does not deserve to be governed by this criminal cabal.... Read More

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