LatinNews Daily - 02 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 1 September Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernández survived an assassination attempt when a man tried to shoot her outside her Buenos Aires residence.... Read More
On 1 September, Ecuador’s armed forces announced that they had bolstered their presence along the northern border due to concerns over escalating in guerrilla activity in Colombia.... Read More
* Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has said that he has authorised US$150m in funding “for the total restoration of the Caracas metro”.... Read More
A Datafolha poll published on 1 September showed Brazil’s former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) losing support to presidential rivals, Senator Simone Tebet and Ciro Gomes, reducing his chances of an outright victory in the 2 October first round of the presidential election.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has reported GDP growth of 1.2% in the second quarter of 2022, compared with the preceding quarter.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 1 September Nicaraguan human rights NGO Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos (Cenidh) slammed as “macabre” the release by President Daniel Ortega’s government of images of political prisoners.... Read More
* Costa Rica’s finance ministry has presented its proposed 2023 budget proposal for ¢12.3trn (US$19.26bn), up 6.5% on the previous year.... Read More
On 1 September, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his annual state-of-the-nation report (Informe), in which he celebrated his government’s achievements and glossed over recent difficulties.... Read More
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has released new figures which show remittances to Mexico totalled US$5.29bn in July 2022, a 16.5% year-on-year increase.... Read More
Southern Cone
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released its monthly index on economic activity (Imacec), which serves as a proxy for GDP.... Read More

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