LatinNews Daily - 20 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 16 September, prosecutors raided Peru’s presidential palace for the third time in President Pedro Castillo’s presidency.... Read More
* Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has announced that his government has reached agreements to restructure US$3.22bn of debt to China.... Read More
On 19 September, a former president of Brazil’s central bank (BCB), Henrique Meirelles (2003-2011), announced his support for the candidacy of former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), the frontrunner ahead of the 2 October election.... Read More
* Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, has announced a 5.78% reduction in the price of a litre of diesel for its distributors, which fell from R$5.19 (US$0.96) to R$4.89.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 19 September El Salvador’s private sector lobby Asociación Nacional de la Empresa Privada (Anep) issued a statement condemning President Nayib Bukele’s recent announcement of his plans to seek re-election in 2024.... Read More
*Panama’s national statistics institute (INEC) has released new figures which show that Panama’s GDP grew 9.8% in the second quarter of 2022 compared with the same period in 2021.... Read More
On 19 September, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hit back at criticism from Ukraine over his proposal for establishing peace in the country.... Read More
*International credit ratings agency Fitch has warned that “stubbornly high government take” is derailing the recovery of Mexico’s state-run oil company Pemex.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 19 September the Argentine government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed the second review of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement struck in March.... Read More
*Uruguay’s central bank (BCU) has released new figures which show that GDP grew 7.7% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2022.... Read More

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