Weekly Report - 30 June 2022 (WR-22-26)

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso narrowly survived an impeachment attempt on 28 June after opposition legislators accused his government of mishandling social protests that have raged for over two weeks.... Read More
The past 10 days have seen two major milestones in the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group.... Read More
US diplomatic engagement with Venezuela picked up again on 27 June, nearly three months after a visit to Caracas by a high-level delegation prompted speculation over a possible shift in US policy towards President Nicolás Maduro’s government.... Read More
President Pedro Castillo once again drew the ire of congress on 27 June when he snubbed a congressional commission investigating his alleged involvement in the granting of corrupt contracts [WR-22-09].... Read More
The atmosphere in the upper floors of the Rubik’s cube-like Petrobras building on Avenida República do Chile in downtown Rio de Janeiro was that of a sinking ship this week.... Read More
In most democracies a presidential candidate chooses a running mate with a different profile to broaden the ticket’s voter appeal.... Read More
President Alberto Fernández became the first Argentine president ever to be invited to participate in a G-7 summit this week.... Read More
It is all going sour for Chile’s youngest-ever president.... Read More
Mexico’s northern state of Nuevo León is experiencing its worst water scarcity crisis in over three decades.... Read More
The deaths of over 50 migrants trapped inside a trailer truck in blazing Texas heat has sparked an outpouring of condolences from officials across the region and sharp criticism of migration policies from human rights groups.... Read More
Cuba’s state electricity company Unión Eléctrica (UNE) has issued repeated warnings in recent days and weeks regarding electricity shortages amid ongoing reports of blackouts affecting large swathes of the island.... Read More
In a recent report, the United Nations (UN) secretary-general warned that kidnappings and homicides had reached “unprecedented levels” in Haiti, while UN Special Representative for Haiti Helen La Lime also said that gangs are tightening their control over swathes of the capital, Port-au-Prince, metropolitan area.... Read More
Costa Rica’s new president Rodrigo Chaves has received a letter from eight of his predecessors asking him not to back Nicaragua’s Werner Vargas, the preferred choice of the Nicaraguan government led by President Daniel Ortega, to serve as the secretary general of the Central American Integration System (Sica), a post vacant for over a year.... Read More
Voters in Grenada rejected Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell’s call for them to give him “one for the road” in general elections on 23 June.... Read More
“Despite the attempted coup, the institutional system prevailed.”... Read More

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