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LatinNews Daily - 05 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 4 September Chileans voted overwhelmingly in a national referendum to reject a new draft constitution produced by the country’s constitutional convention.... Read More
Andean
On 2 September seven police officers were killed in an ambush in Colombia’s southwestern department of Huila.... Read More
* Peru’s President Pedro Castillo has issued a decree aimed at “reactivating” the small-farm economy that will see individual grants given to farmers who cultivate up to ten hectares of land.... Read More
Brazil
On 3 September, Brazilian electoral authorities searched the residence of Sergio Moro, the former judge who presided over the ‘Lava Jato’ corruption probe, and served as justice minister (2019-2020) in President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures on industrial production in Brazil, which increased by 0.6% in July compared to the previous month.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 2 September Costa Rica’s President Rodrigo Chaves dismissed his communications minister, Patricia Navarro.... Read More
*Guatemala’s finance minister Alvaro González Ricci has presented the government’s 2023 budget proposal for Q112.28bn (US$14.5bn), up from Q106.23bn approved for 2022.... Read More
Mexico
On 3 September, Mexico’s lower chamber of congress approved a reform initiative that seeks to place the national guard (GN) under the control of the defence ministry (Sedena).... Read More
* Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has said he is “satisfied” with a letter he received from US President Joe Biden concerning consultations over Mexico’s energy policies.... Read More
Southern Cone
* Paraguay’s central bank (BCP) has published the consumer price index for August, showing a monthly inflation rate of 0.4%, down from 0.9% in August 2021.... Read More
Washington Watch
Central America: On 24 August the US International Trade Administration (ITA), a government body, announced that from 18-23 August Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago led a trade mission of 32 US companies to Central America to promote US exports and strengthen economic relations in the region.... Read More

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