LatinNews Daily - 06 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 5 September the president of Peru’s unicameral congress, Lady Camones, was impeached after audio recordings emerged of her discussing how to use her position to pass laws that would benefit her party, the right-wing opposition Alianza para el Progreso (APP).... Read More
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has released the latest consumer price index, showing that monthly inflation in August stood at 1.02%, and year-on-year inflation at 10.84%.... Read More
On 5 September Brazilian supreme court (STF) justice Edson Fachin suspended several provisions implemented by President Jair Bolsonaro that facilitated the acquisition and bearing of firearms in Brazil, citing the “risk of political violence” ahead of the 2 October general election.... Read More
*The Confederação Nacional do Comércio de Bens, Serviços e Turismo (CNC), a private sector lobby group in Brazil, has reported that the share of Brazilian families facing indebtedness reached record levels in August.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 5 September a court in El Salvador began criminal proceedings against Luis Rivas, a critic of President Nayib Bukele, for the alleged crime of disobeying authority (‘desacato’).... Read More
* Costa Rica’s foreign trade (Comex) minister Manuel Tovar Rivera has hailed the first shipment of pineapples to Israel.... Read More
On 5 September, Mexico’s defence ministry (Sedena) announced the capture of Érick Valencia Salazar (‘El 85’), an alleged high-ranking member of the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG).... Read More
* Mexico’s national social security institute (IMSS) has released a new report which shows that as of 31 August, it had registered a total of 21.2m jobs.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 5 September Chile’s President Gabriel Boric held a meeting with the presidents of the lower chamber of congress and the senate, Raúl Soto and Álvaro Elizalde respectively, to discuss the next steps after a major setback in the referendum on a new draft constitution a day earlier.... Read More
*Argentina’s main farming associations have reacted cautiously to the economy ministry’s announcement that it was rolling out a preferential exchange rate for soybean farmers in September, known as the “soy dollar”, in a bid to promote exports and boost foreign currency reserves.... Read More

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