LatinNews Daily - 15 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 14 September, Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announced a series of 48 citizen consultations around the country as part of the government’s plan to devise a national development plan based on the goal of ‘total peace’.... Read More
* Business representatives and think tanks in Colombia and Venezuela have expressed concern over a lack of clarity on trade relations after the planned reopening of the border on 26 September.... Read More
On 13 September, Douglas Garcia, a São Paulo state legislator and an ally of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, verbally attacked journalist Vera Magalhães during a debate between candidates running for São Paulo’s state government, echoing Bolsonaro’s attacks against her. ... Read More
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for retail trade, which show that the volume of sales in the country’s retail sector fell 0.8% in July compared to the previous month.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 14 September El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral legislature approved the extension for a sixth consecutive time and for a further 30 days, the state of exception first invoked in late March to address gang violence.... Read More
*US Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose Fernandez has paid a visit to Costa Rica and Panama to discuss collaboration and further strengthen the US’s strategic economic partnership with Alliance for Development in Democracy (ADD) countries on supply chains, including new opportunities for investment in more resilient and secure technologies.... Read More
On 14 September, Mexico’s lower chamber of deputies approved a constitutional reform which allows the armed forces to assist in public security tasks until 2028.... Read More
* Mexico and the US have announced the successful resolution of a labour rights review which had been requested under the Rapid Response Labour Mechanism (RRM) in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on regional trade.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 14 September, lorry drivers who have been protesting for lower fuel prices since the beginning of the week in Paraguay threatened to “besiege” the capital Asunción if the government does not address their demands. ... Read More
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has published the latest consumer price index (IPC), which showed that monthly inflation reached 7.0% in August, bringing the annual rate to 78.5%.... Read More

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