Weekly Report - 04 August 2022 (WR-22-31)

Sergio Massa’s moment has come.... Read More
It didn't augur well.... Read More
With only days to go before the inauguration of Colombia’s first left-wing Colombian president (Gustavo Petro is due to be sworn in on 7 August), there were conflicting signals on the outlook for peace negotiations with the country’s multiple armed groups.... Read More
Around 1,000 peasant farmers from Bolivia’s eastern department of Santa Cruz arrived in La Paz on 1 August, concluding a 900km march intended to pressure President Luis Arce to meet them and discuss their demands for land titles and infrastructure improvements.... Read More
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has suffered a major blow in his efforts to gain control of the Venezuelan gold reserves held in the Bank of England (BoE), after a UK court ruling upheld the British government’s recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate president.... Read More
COLOMBIA | Unemployment rises.... Read More
Brazil’s leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), the frontrunner to win the country’s top job in the October elections, this week provided more guidelines on what his economic policies would look like.... Read More
Chile’s interior minister, Izkia Siches, has rejected pressure from a group of deputies demanding that the government declare a state of emergency in response to illegal migration and rising crime in the north of the country.... Read More
PARAGUAY | Inflation slows.... Read More
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a decree on 29 July which formalised a plan to address the shortage of drinking water in Nuevo León state and the metropolitan area of state capital Monterrey in particular.... Read More
There was good news for Mexico’s economy this week, as the national statistics institute (Inegi) announced that economic activity had grown by 1% in the second quarter of 2022 as compared to the previous quarter.... Read More
The arrest of one of Guatemala’s most prominent journalists, José Rubén Zamora, the president of national daily, elPeriódico and a well-known critic of President Alejandro Giammattei, is fanning concerns that the government crackdown on independent judicial operators [WR-22-25] is being extended to a new target – the media.... Read More
President Nayib Bukele has sought to address concerns that El Salvador is heading for a default amid mounting alarm about the country’s finances.... Read More
“I’m not super anything, nor a magician nor a saviour”.... Read More

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