LatinNews Daily - 23 September 2022

Main Briefing
On 22 September Argentina’s senate approved a bill presented by the ruling left-of-centre Frente de Todos (FdT) coalition that would triple the size of the supreme court (CSJN).... Read More
On 22 September Colombia’s foreign minister, Álvaro Leyva, met his Venezuelan counterpart, Carlos Faría, ahead of the planned reopening of the Colombia-Venezuela border on 26 September.... Read More
* Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro has proposed buying 5m hectares (ha) of land from private owners at market rates, to then sell at subsidised prices as part of his government’s agrarian reform.... Read More
On 22 September, a new Datafolha opinion poll showed leftist former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) increasing his advantage over President Jair Bolsonaro and inching closer to an outright victory in the first round of the presidential election on 2 October.... Read More
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for the country’s cattle herd, which show that Brazil reached a total of 224.6m head of cattle in 2021, an increase of 3.1% on 2020.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 22 September Nicaragua’s government led by President Daniel Ortega suspended the TV signal of CNN en Español, a Spanish-language TV channel owned by CNN Global, a news division of US multinational media conglomerate, Warner Bros.... Read More
*Cuba’s economy & planning ministry (MEP) has approved 93 new requests to create micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs).... Read More
On 22 September, state officials in Guanajuato condemned an attack in the town of Taimoro the previous day, in which ten people were killed.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for the consumer price index (INPC), which rose by 0.41% in the first two weeks of September compared to the previous two weeks.... Read More
Southern Cone
* Argentina’s government has hailed the success of the “soy dollar”, a preferential exchange rate that was rolled out for soybean farmers in September in a bid to boost exports and increase foreign currency reserves.... Read More

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