LatinNews Daily - 22 June 2022

Main Briefing
On 21 June El Salvador’s legislature extended for a further 30 days the state of emergency first implemented by President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas (NI) government on 27 March to address gang-related violence.... Read More
On 21 June, the former top commander of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc), Rodrigo Londoño (‘Timochenko’), admitted his responsibility in the kidnapping of thousands of Colombians.... Read More
* Colombian markets have tumbled following the victory of left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro (Pacto Histórico) in the 19 June presidential run-off.... Read More
On 21 June Brazil’s government led by President Jair Bolsonaro agreed with congressional leaders to grant a bonus to independent lorry drivers and to double the subsidy on cooking gas for poor families. Analysis:                   ... Read More
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has indicated that it is likely to continue raising the benchmark interest rate, which currently stands at 13.25%.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* The US oil and gas firm APA Corporation has announced that its joint venture with France’s Total Energies SE has made an oil discovery off the coast of Suriname.... Read More
On 21 June, security forces in Mexico confirmed the killing of two Jesuit priests in Urique municipality, Chihuahua state, the previous day.... Read More
*Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has warned of the impact that a worsening of the economic crisis in the US could have on Mexico.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 21 June Argentina’s supreme court (SCJN) rejected all the appeals submitted by lawyers for Vice President Cristina Fernández in the public works corruption case known as ‘Vialidad’.... Read More
* Argentina’s economy ministry has announced that the country posted a primary fiscal deficit of Ar$162.41bn (US$1.3bn) in May 2022, compared with Ar$54.52bn in the same month of 2021 and Ar$79.18bn in April.... Read More

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