LatinNews Daily - 09 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 8 September the Caribbean Community (Caricom) issued a statement expressing its deep regrets at the death the same day of British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, the head of the Commonwealth, which includes nine of its member states and five of its associate members.... Read More
On 8 September the Colombian government announced the establishment of a new mechanism designed to improve protection for social leaders, human rights defenders, and demobilised guerrillas... Read More
*Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 6.75%, the 14th consecutive hike.... Read More
On 8 September, Brazil’s leftist opposition Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT) filed a complaint before the country’s top electoral authority (TSE) against President Jair Bolsonaro for “abuse of political and economic power” during the Independence Day celebrations, asking the TSE to block his candidacy ahead of the 2 October election.... Read More
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has adjusted its forecast for the 2022 harvest of grains, cereals, legumes, and oilseeds in the country, predicting a harvest of 261.7m tonnes - down 0.7% on Ibge’s last forecast in July.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*Nicaragua’s 92-member unicameral legislature has approved an early harvest deal with mainland China, part of a free trade deal (FTA) which the two countries are currently negotiating.... Read More
On 8 September, Mexico’s supreme court (SCJN) withdrew two controversial proposals related to mandatory pretrial detention.... Read More
*Mexico’s finance minister, Rogelio Ramírez de la O, has presented the government’s draft budget for 2023 to the federal congress.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 8 September, international press freedom groups such as US-based Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) demanded a full investigation into the murder two days earlier of Paraguayan journalist, Humberto Coronel, urging legislators and police to step up protection for reporters. Analysis:... Read More
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show that monthly inflation in August was 1.2%, bringing annual inflation to 14.1%.... Read More

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