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LatinNews Daily - 01 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 31 August, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a controversial public security reform initiative to congress.... Read More
Andean
On 31 August, Leonidas Iza, the president of Ecuador’s umbrella indigenous organisation Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie), voiced concern at the lack of progress in dialogue sessions with the government which were launched to bring an end to serious civil unrest in June.... Read More
* Colombia’s new ambassador in Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, has said that control over the Colombia-based Venezuelan state petrochemicals company Monómeros will be handed to the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolás Maduro.... Read More
Brazil
On 31 August, Brazil’s government led by President Jair Bolsonaro presented a budget bill to congress that showed strained public coffers and contradicted several promises made as part of his bid for re-election in the 2 October contest.... Read More
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest employment figures, showing that unemployment stood at 9.1% in the rolling quarter ending in July.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 31 August local media reported that protests were ongoing in various parts of Haiti against the cost of living and insecurity and calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.... Read More
*El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral legislature has approved an initiative proposed by the government led by President Nayib Bukele to freeze fuel prices until 20 October.... Read More
Mexico
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has presented its quarterly report for April-June 2022 in which it maintained its previous forecast for GDP growth at 2.2% for 2022, but increased its inflation forecast from previous estimates.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 31 August the Chilean media reported remarks made late the previous evening by President Gabriel Boric at the annual mining industry dinner in which he said that proposed changes to Chilean mining tax laws were still open for discussion, ahead of a congressional debate due on 13 September.... Read More
* Argentina’s economy ministry has announced “incentives and benefits” to increase the volume of exports from the country’s automobile sector.... Read More

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