LatinNews Daily - 08 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 7 September, the national leaders of Mexico’s opposition Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) and Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) announced a “temporary suspension” of the alliance they had formed with the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI).... Read More
On 7 September, Colombia’s new ambassador to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, announced the resumption of judicial cooperation between both countries.... Read More
* Peru’s energy and mining ministry (Minem) has announced that mining exports totalled US$19.52bn in the first six months of 2022, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.2%.... Read More
On 7 September, President Jair Bolsonaro turned the celebrations marking the 200 years since Brazil’s independence from Portugal into massive campaign rallies in support of his re-election bid.... Read More
*Declarations made by executives of Brazil’s central bank (BCB) regarding the possibility of further increases in Brazil’s benchmark interest rate (Selic), have affected the country’s financial markets.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 7 September thousands of people took to the streets in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and other major cities, calling for a reduction in living costs, an end to insecurity and fuel scarcity, and the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.... Read More
* Costa Rica’s national statistics institute (Inec) has released new figures for inflation which show that monthly inflation in August was 0.86%, driven by price increases for food & non-alcoholic beverages and transport.... Read More
*Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, has visited Chihuahua state to observe the modernisation and expansion works of the San Jerónimo-Santa Teresa border crossing, which connects Chihuahua to the US state of New Mexico.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 7 September political leaders from Chile’s congress and President Gabriel Boric met to discuss how to salvage the constitutional reform process following a resounding referendum defeat for the government on 4 September.... Read More
* Argentina’s economy minister, Sergio Massa, and the World Bank (WB)’s managing director of operations, Axel van Trotsenburg, have met in Washington D.C where they discussed Argentina’s macroeconomic situation and highlighted the strong relationship between the WB and Argentina, according to a readout from Van Trotsenburg.... Read More

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