Weekly Report - 14 July 2022 (WR-22-28)

Even before President Jair Bolsonaro took office, political violence had taken centre stage in Brazil.... Read More
Colombia’s president-elect Gustavo Petro sent a clear signal of the direction in which he wants to steer bilateral relations with the US this week by naming Luis Gilberto Murillo as ambassador to Washington.... Read More
The corruption allegations swirling around Peru’s President Pedro Castillo have now engulfed First Lady Lilia Paredes and her sister Yenifer Paredes.... Read More
ECUADOR | New economic plan.... Read More
On the surface, at least, Silvina Batakis, Argentina’s new economy minister, has had a relatively good start, avoiding a full-on financial meltdown.... Read More
A decade ago the most dire warnings from scientists over the future of the Amazon hit the mainstream news.... Read More
The far-right Partido Republicano (PR), whose presidential candidate José Antonio Kast was defeated by Boric in the second round of elections last December, presented an impeachment motion against Siches whom it accused of “seriously compromising the security of the nation” and of responding in a “late, insufficient, and limited” manner to the violence in southern Chile.... Read More
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador travelled to the US on 11 July to meet US President Joe Biden.... Read More
A month on from the meeting between the national leader of Mexico’s opposition Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Alejandro Moreno, and former party presidents, which was designed to resolve the party’s internal differences, not much has improved.... Read More
The Catholic Church has been piling pressure on the government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to put an end to rising levels of violence.... Read More
President Laurentino Cortizo has been compelled to act in response to protests which have erupted across Panama over spiralling inflation and living costs in the worst crisis to face the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) government since coming to power in July 2019.... Read More
Press freedom watchdogs such as Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) have denounced a new wave of persecution by Nicaraguan authorities against workers of the newspaper La Prensa, a leading critic of President Daniel Ortega.... Read More
Haiti recently marked the one-year anniversary of the assassination of former president Jovenel Moïse (2017-2021) which plunged the country into further crisis.... Read More
Uruguay’s government led by President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou faced two challenges this week.... Read More
“To this sort of person, I ask for the sake of coherence change sides and support the left, which has accumulated an undeniable history of violent episodes.”... Read More

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