LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 12 September, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and a US delegation travelled to Mexico City (CDMX) for a US-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED).... Read More
On 12 September Peru’s unicameral congress elected a former commander of the armed forces, José Williams Zapata of the right-wing Avanza País (AvP), as the new congressional president.... Read More
* Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has tweeted that his government will source fertilisers from abroad and offer them at subsidised rates to Colombian farmers, amid uncertainty over the country’s fertiliser supply.... Read More
On 12 September, Brazilian environmentalist, thrice presidential candidate, and former senator Marina Silva announced her reconciliation with former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) and her support for him in the 2 October election against President Jair Bolsonaro.... Read More
* Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, has announced a 4.7% reduction in the price of a cylinder of liquid petroleum gas (LPG), used for cooking.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 12 September Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry tweeted his “profound shock” at the murders of two young journalists, Tayson Latigue (also known as Tijèn Jounalis) (age 30) and Frantzsen Charlesin (28), while carrying out their work the previous day in the capital, Port-au-Prince.... Read More
*El Salvador’s government led by President Nayib Bukele has issued an offer to repurchase part of the country’s sovereign debt bonds maturing in 2023 and 2025.... Read More
*Workers at Mexico’s main factory for multinational car manufacturer Volkswagen, based in Puebla state, have voted to approve a deal for 9% wage increases, following two previously failed votes on the deal held on 5 and 31 August.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 12 September Argentina’s economy minister, Sergio Massa, met the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, in the context of the second review of the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement with Argentina.... Read More
*Chile’s leftist government led by President Gabriel Boric has unveiled a major new strategy comprising six lines of action and 28 measures, which seeks to boost investment by five percentage points over the next year.... Read More

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