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LatinNews Daily - 21 September 2022

Main Briefing
A United Nations (UN) report released on 20 September accused the Venezuelan security forces of committing crimes against humanity as part of a coordinated plan to repress dissent against President Nicolás Maduro’s government.... Read More
Andean
* Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has revealed that revenue generated from income tax in August amounted to PEN4.22bn (US$1.08bn).... Read More
Brazil
On 20 September, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York to criticise leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011), his rival and the frontrunner ahead of the 2 October election.... Read More
*Brazil’s government led by President Jair Bolsonaro has approved the rules of the auction process for the privatisation of Santos Port in São Paulo state, the largest port in Latin America, which moved a record 147m tonnes of cargo in 2021.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 12 September a senior prosecutor in Panama, Mahmad Daud called for former president Juan Carlos Varela (Partido Panameñista, 2014-2019) to face the full force of the law in relation to the high-profile corruption case involving allegations that Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht paid millions of dollars in bribes to Panamanian government officials.... Read More
* El Salvador’s central bank (BCR) has released new figures which show remittances sent to El Salvador totalled US$5.06bn in the first eight months of 2022, up 3.6% on the same period in 2021.... Read More
Mexico
On 20 September, Mexico’s public security minister Rosa Icela Rodríguez presented monthly security figures, highlighting a drop in homicide rates.... Read More
* The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has accepted a claim from US construction materials producer Vulcan Materials in relation to the Mexican government’s “wrongful shutdown” of one of its quarrying operations in Quintana Roo state.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 20 September Chile’s President Gabriel Boric delivered his debut speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) with a passionate defence of democracy.... Read More
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures showing that economic activity grew 6.9% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.... Read More

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