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LatinNews Daily - 03 November 2022

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On 2 November Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso announced that 53 people had been arrested in relation to a wave of violence the previous day, which saw five police officers murdered, nine car bombings, decapitated bodies left swinging from bridges, and a deadly prison riot.... Read More
ANDEAN
* The director of Peru’s central bank (BCRP), Julio Velarde, has praised the country’s economic trajectory and compared it favourably with other nations in Latin America and in Europe.... Read More
BRAZIL
On 2 November, supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (Partido Liberal, PL) protested in front of military barracks across the country calling for a military coup to prevent the 1 January inauguration of president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a leftist former president (2003-2011) from the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT).... Read More
* Brazil’s economy ministry has published the latest balance of trade figures, showing that the country registered a trade surplus of US$3.9bn in October – up 100% in year-on-year terms.... Read More
CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
On 3 November, a court in El Salvador continued to hear testimony from witnesses in the El Mozote massacre case, in the first hearing for the case in over a year.... Read More
* Costa Rica’s President Rodrigo Chaves has announced plans for a major urban renewal project in the capital, San José, which he said would involve 178,000m² of construction work.... Read More
MEXICO
On 2 November, Mexico’s national electoral institute (INE) issued a statement denying it had hidden the results of a survey showing public support for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposed electoral reform.... Read More
* The governments of Mexico and the US have announced that a new cooperation agreement on nuclear energy has entered into force.... Read More
SOUTHERN CONE
On 2 November Chile’s President Gabriel Boric presented a long-awaited pension reform that is to benefit lower-income workers and women, and allow contributors to choose between public and private fund managers. ... Read More
*Argentina’s government led by President Alberto Fernández is planning to introduce another new exchange rate, this time targeting the tourism sector, according to senior government officials consulted by news websites Bloomberg and Infobae.... Read More

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