LatinNews Daily - 03 August 2022

Main Briefing
On 2 August dozens of people staged protests on a ring-road surrounding Cuba’s capital Havana in protest at electricity shortages.... Read More
On 2 August Bolivian coca growers clashed with police in La Paz, as tensions once again flared over the coca union Asociación Departamental de Productores de Coca de los Yungas de La Paz (Adepcoca), in which President Luis Arce’s government is accused of meddling.... Read More
* Ítalo Cedeño, the director of Ecuador’s state-owned oil company Petroecuador, has announced his resignation, one day after President Guillermo Lasso called on the company’s executive board to remove him.... Read More
On 2 August, Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) said that his government would finance small and medium-sized companies instead of big ‘national champions’ if he were elected in the October election.  ... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures on industrial production, which fell by 0.4% in June compared to the previous month, and by 0.5% year-on-year.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*The Dominican Republic’s tourism minister, David Collado has said that the country received a record number of tourists in July.... Read More
On 2 August, Mexico’s federal attorney general’s office (FGR) announced it was investigating former president Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) for multiple federal crimes.... Read More
*Mexico’s finance minister, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, has announced that the government’s anti-inflation plan has reduced inflation by 2.6 percentage points.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 2 August the governor of Arica y Parincota in northern Chile Jorge Díaz reacted cautiously to claims by the regional prosecutor, Mario Carrera, that the local branch of Tren de Aragua, a Venezuelan criminal group, has been broken up.... Read More
*Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has published the consumer price index for July, showing a monthly inflation rate of 0.7%, down from 1.2% in July 2021.... Read More

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