Weekly Report - 20 October 2022 (WR-22-42)

At the present rate Argentina could have over a dozen different exchange rates before the year is out.... Read More
Bolivia’s President Luis Arce and Vice President David Choquehuanca gathered in the Plaza Murillo, outside the seat of government in La Paz, on 18 October to celebrate the second anniversary of their electoral victory with supporters of the ruling left-wing Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS).... Read More
Peru’s President Pedro Castillo is fighting tooth and nail to prevent a constitutional complaint presented to congress by the attorney general’s office against him from prospering.... Read More
The 90-day dialogue process between Ecuador’s indigenous movement and the government led by President Guillermo Lasso concluded on 14 October.... Read More
Riding a wave of optimism and a sustained honeymoon period with high favourability ratings Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s first leftist president, plans to solve 70-odd years of conflict in his four-year term.... Read More
Most of the domestic press agreed that there was no clear winner in the first debate ahead of the second round of the country’s presidential election, which was watched by millions of Brazilians on 16 October.... Read More
Mexico’s Interior Minister Adán Augusto López has criticised opposition governors for objecting to the army’s role in public security operations while failing to tackle insecurity.... Read More
More changes have occurred at Mexico’s economy ministry (SE) following the surprise resignation of Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier on 6 October [WR-22-41].... Read More
The US and Mexican governments have launched a new migration programme aimed at reducing the rising number of Venezuelan migrants arriving at their shared border.... Read More
The electoral alliance between the ruling left-wing Libertad y Refundación (Libre) of President Xiomara Castro and Partido Salvador de Honduras (PSH) of Vice President Salvador Nasralla, which was crucial to her victory in the November 2021 election, appears to have come unstuck.... Read More
Raquel Caballero de Guevara has been chosen by El Salvador’s 84-member unicameral legislature, which is controlled by President Nayib Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas (NI), to replace Apolonio Tobar as the country’s new human rights ombudsman (PDDH) for a three-year term.... Read More
Support is growing for the request for foreign military deployment [WR-22-41] by Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry to address the security, economic, and health crisis in the country amid a new cholera outbreak and prolonged gang-imposed fuel blockade.... Read More
Chile’s President Gabriel Boric delivered an address from the La Moneda palace on 18 October to mark the third anniversary of the ‘Estallido Social’ protests.... Read More
“It’s impossible to invest in Argentina if you don’t know whether you need the Coldplay or Qatar dollar...I think we need to act quickly and show everyone where we’re headed – we need a long-term vision.”... Read More

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