Weekly Report - 15 September 2022 (WR-22-37)

Little over a year after he took office with a pledge to galvanise Ecuador’s economy by kickstarting an oil and mining boom, President Guillermo Lasso’s plans for these sectors appear to lie in tatters.... Read More
President Gustavo Petro is making a big move to bolster Colombia’s long-neglected regions, empowering mayors and governors who have tended to operate on the political periphery in a heavily centralised country.... Read More
Five weeks of on-and-off clashes between rival factions of the coca union Asociacón Departamental de Productores de Coca de los Yungas de La Paz (Adepcoca) came to a head on 8 September, when members of the anti-government faction torched a ‘parallel’ coca market that they claimed the government was illegally allowing to operate.... Read More
COLOMBIA | Fuel price increase.... Read More
Brazil celebrated 200 years of its independence from Portugal on 7 September – a historic date which largely passed by much of the population, while for the core support base of President Jair Bolsonaro, the national holiday was above all an opportunity to celebrate their leader.... Read More
President Alberto Fernández met Sergio Massa on 13 September upon his economy minister’s return from a week-long trip to the US to drum up investment to boost dwindling international reserves and review Argentina’s debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).... Read More
CHILE | Investment plan.... Read More
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed up a delegation of officials that visited Mexico for the annual US-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) on 12 September.... Read More
The private sector, economic think tanks, and financial analysts have reacted to Mexico’s 2023 draft budget, which Finance Minister Rogelio Ramírez de la O presented to congress on 8 September.... Read More
The Caribbean Community (Caricom) and leaders from the sub-region have all been quick to issue statements of grief and condolences following the death on 8 September of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.... Read More
A technical meeting between Cuban border guard troops and US Coast Guard (USCG) recently took place in Havana.... Read More
The government led by President Alejandro Giammattei has unveiled its proposed 2023 budget, for Q112.28bn (US$14.5bn), up from the Q106.23bn approved for 2022.... Read More
Efforts to reach a swift resolution to the political limbo Chile finds itself in after voters emphatically rejected a new draft constitution in a referendum on 4 September received a setback this week when the opposition withdrew from a dialogue process with parties in the ruling alliance.... Read More
“This is a government for all the people, no matter what corner of Colombia you were born in, what your surname is, or who you voted for.”... Read More

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