Weekly Report - 08 September 2022 (WR-22-36)

Chile’s President Gabriel Boric suffered a body blow on 4 September when voters emphatically rejected a draft constitution drawn up by the constitutional convention in a national referendum.... Read More
President Gustavo Petro’s efforts to deliver ‘total peace’ in Colombia came under pressure on 2 September when seven police officers were killed by an armed group in the south of the country.... Read More
Merely by avoiding the same depths of scandal and self-sabotage reached by President Pedro Castillo’s embattled government, the Peruvian opposition has sought to present itself as a competent and untainted political force over the past 14 months.... Read More
Former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), the frontrunner in October’s general elections, over the past week mapped out what would be a complete reversal of policies regarding the world’s largest rainforest and its inhabitants, should he win.... Read More
Vice President Cristina Fernández narrowly survived an attempt on her life on 1 September.... Read More
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his fourth state-of-the-nation address, or Informe, at the presidential palace on 1 September.... Read More
The militarisation of public security, long a source of contention between the ruling left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party and its opponents, is now causing significant divisions within the opposition Va por México alliance itself.... Read More
President Rodrigo Chaves has dismissed his communications minister, Patricia Navarro.... Read More
This week local civil-society group, the national anti-corruption council (CNA) and joint regional anti-corruption initiative, Centro contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad en el Norte de Centroamérica (CCINOC), called on the leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre) government led by President Xiomara Castro to make good on key anti-corruption pledges such as establishing a new international commission against corruption and impunity in Honduras (CICIH) and transparency relating to the election of the new supreme court (CSJ).... Read More
Bolivia’s highways authority (ABC) is at the centre of an expanding corruption investigation, following allegations that its president and other high-ranking officials charged kickbacks in return for awarding construction contracts.... Read More
“Let’s not forget why we reached this point; that discontent is still latent and we cannot ignore it.”... Read More

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