Weekly Report - 22 September 2022 (WR-22-38)

A damning United Nations report accused Venezuela’s security forces this week of systematically engaging in “crimes against humanity” in order to crush opposition to the Bolivarian government led by President Nicolás Maduro.... Read More
There is little doubt about the most striking speech delivered by a Latin American head of state so far at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which is currently taking place in New York.... Read More
For the second time in six weeks, prosecutors raided Peru’s presidential palace on 16 September.... Read More
With less than a fortnight to go before the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections on 2 October, the two frontrunners continue their appeal for votes: former leftist president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) to clinch a first-round win; his far-right rival President Jair Bolsonaro to force a run-off, which would be held at the end of October.... Read More
President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou is facing a backlash over his decision to issue a decree ceding to a request by the tobacco industry to loosen stringent restrictions, ostensibly to combat contraband cigarettes.... Read More
ARGENTINA | IMF approves review.... Read More
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador dedicated his speech on Mexico’s 212th Independence Day on 16 September to peace.... Read More
The impact of a recent report into the 2014 Ayotzinapa massacre continues to be felt.... Read More
MEXICO | German head of state visits Mexico.... Read More
President Nayib Bukele has confirmed that he will seek a further five-year term in office in 2024.... Read More
Recent acts of violence have forced Canada, Mexico, Spain, and neighbouring Dominican Republic to shut their embassies in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.... Read More
Yet another public prosecutor was gunned down by hitmen in Ecuador this week, the third to suffer the fate this year.... Read More
“Behind the addiction to cocaine and drugs, behind the addiction to oil and coal, lies the true addiction of this phase of human history: the addiction to irrational power, profit, and money, the huge deadly machinery that could extinguish humanity.”... Read More

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