LatinNews Daily - 16 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 15 September, Mexico’s security ministry announced the arrests of three members of the armed forces in relation to the 2014 disappearance of 43 students from the rural Ayotzinapa teacher training college. ... Read More
On 15 September Colombia’s peace commissioner, Danilo Rueda, said that Luciano Marín Arango (‘Iván Márquez’), a dissident commander of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group whose suspected death was reported in July, is in fact alive and is seeking peace talks with the government.... Read More
* Peru’s congress has voted to impeach the transport and communications minister, Geiner Alvarado, after he was accused by a cross-party group of legislators of involvement in a criminal organisation allegedly headed by President Pedro Castillo.... Read More
On 14 September, Brazil’s foreign affairs ministry (Itamaraty) expressed concerns that a new bill approved by the European Parliament, which would ban imports of commodities associated with deforestation, could discriminate against Brazilian producers and violate international trade treaties.... Read More
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest figures on economic activity, which increased by 1.17% in July compared to June.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 15 September the Dominican Republic’s government led by President Luis Abinader announced the closure of its embassy in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, and evacuation of its personnel.... Read More
*International credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded El Salvador’s Long-Term Foreign Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to ‘CC’ from ‘CCC’.... Read More
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has released a report on the period April-June, stating that GDP grew by 0.92% compared with the preceding quarter in seasonally adjusted terms.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 15 September Uruguay’s umbrella trade union organisation Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores-Convención Nacional de Trabajadores (PIT-CNT) staged a strike to demand salary increases in the face of biting inflation and a bigger budget for housing and education.... Read More
*Argentina’s central bank (BCRA) has raised the country’s benchmark Leliq interest rate by 550 basis points to 75%, up from 69.5%.... Read More
Publishing note
There will be no LatinNews Daily on Monday 19 September as the office is closed on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.... Read More

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