Weekly Report - 21 July 2022 (WR-22-29)

The capture of Rafael Caro Quintero, the long-pursued founder of the now-defunct Guadalajara drug trafficking organisation (DTO) on 15 July, seemed like the perfect opportunity for Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to tout the success of bilateral security cooperation with the US.... Read More
Peru’s President Pedro Castillo has named his seventh interior minister since taking office just under a year ago.... Read More
President Guillermo Lasso is having to get used to a new political reality.... Read More
Dissident forces of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group have come under sustained pressure over the past year, losing a string of top-level commanders.... Read More
Bolivia’s former president Jeanine Áñez (2019-2020) who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last month for illegally assuming the presidency, launched an appeal against her conviction on 18 July.... Read More
President Alberto Fernández and Vice President Cristina Fernández, who until recently were barely on speaking terms, do appear to have agreed something of a truce, at least for now.... Read More
The debate about the safety of Brazil’s electoral system stopped being about that a long time ago.... Read More
Paraguay’s President Mario Abdo Benítez promulgated the World Health Organization (WHO) Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco on 18 July in a setback for his chief rival within the ruling Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (ANR-PC), former president Horacio Cartes (2013-2018).... Read More
In a combative interview on 15 July Chile’s President Gabriel Boric said that there was no question of the 1980 constitution approved during the military dictatorship being retained.... Read More
The desalination plant will be constructed in Tocopilla, a prov... Read More
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has recently encountered two setbacks as he attempts to boost the share of state-owned companies in the energy sector.... Read More
Cuba recently marked the one-year anniversary of the unprecedented unrest which rocked the island stemming from economic, health, and political grievances, prompting a major government crackdown on protesters.... Read More
Recent concessions offered by the Panamanian government led by President Laurentino Cortizo [WR-22-28] have yet to end the nationwide protests which erupted over two weeks ago over the high cost of living, signalling the biggest challenge to the Cortizo administration since it took office in July 2019.... Read More
COSTA RICA | Joining the Pacific Alliance.... Read More
Upon taking office in May, President Rodrigo Chaves announced plans to tackle the spiralling cost of living, with inflation running at an annual rate of 10.06% in June 2022 – the highest annual rate in a decade.... Read More
“This is the beginning of the end of the Castillo administration.”... Read More

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