LatinNews Daily - 12 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 9 September, Ecuador’s government and the umbrella indigenous organisation Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie) reached an agreement to declare a moratorium on 15 oil blocks and to temporarily suspend the granting of new mining concessions.... Read More
* Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has announced that fuel subsidies will be reduced.... Read More
On 9 September, Rafael de Oliveira, a supporter of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, fatally stabbed and tried to decapitate Benedito dos Santos, a fan of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), the frontrunner ahead the 2 October election in which Bolsonaro is seeking re-election. ... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest consumer price index (IPCA), which shows monthly deflation of 0.36% in August – the second consecutive fall in consumer prices this year, after 0.68% deflation in July.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 9 September Costa Rica’s agriculture (Maga) minister Laura Bonilla resigned.... Read More
*Nicaragua’s central bank (BCN) has released new figures which show that year-on-year GDP growth in the second quarter of 2022 was 4.3%, down from 5.7% in the previous quarter.... Read More
On 9 September, Mexico’s senate passed a controversial reform initiative to bring the national guard (GN) under control of the armed forces, sparking criticism from rights groups.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures showing that 3.68m international tourists entered the country in July 2022, a 9.1% increase on the 3.37m that visited Mexico in July 2021.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 11 September Chile’s President Gabriel Boric led commemorations for the 49th anniversary of the death of Salvador Allende (1970-1973) in a military coup, while thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to take part in a peaceful march which was interrupted by some violent incidents.... Read More
* Experts consulted by Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) have forecast that inflation in Argentina will close 2022 at 95%, up 4.8 percentage points on their forecast the previous month.... Read More
Washington Watch
Colombia: On 5 September, the commander of the US Southern Command (Southcom), General Laura Richardson, paid a visit to Colombia where she met with Colombia’s defence minister, Iván Velásquez and general commander of the armed forces, Helder Giraldo.... Read More

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