LatinNews Daily - 10 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 9 November, over 50 Mexican civil society organisations announced nationwide protests in defence of the national electoral institute (INE).... Read More
On 9 November, Peru’s congressional leadership rejected a request made by President Pedro Castillo’s government the previous day to table a confidence vote in the government.... Read More
* Colombia’s mining and energy minister, Irene Vélez, has provided some further details on Colombia’s planned transition away from hydrocarbons under President Gustavo Petro.... Read More
On 10 November, Brazil’s defence ministry released a long-awaited report with the findings of its audit of the country’s voting system, in which it proposes improvements to this system but does not question the results of the election.  ... Read More
*Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released its first forecast for the 2023 harvest of grains, cereals, legumes, and oilseeds in the country, predicting a harvest of 288.1m tonnes (t).... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 9 November Guatemala’s leading private sector lobby, Comité Coordinador de Asociaciones Agrícolas, Comerciales, Industriales y Financieras (Cacif), filed a legal case before the constitutional court (CC) against three articles of the electoral law and legislation on political parties.... Read More
*El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele and China’s ambassador to El Salvador Ou Jianhong, have announced the start of negotiations between the two countries regarding a free trade agreement (FTA).... Read More
*Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for the consumer price index (INPC), which shows prices rose 0.57% in October 2022, as compared to the previous month.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 9 November, Chile’s congress approved an extension to the state of exception in the southern regions of Araucanía and Biobío, as President Gabriel Boric prepares to visit the area. ... Read More
*Chile-headquartered Latam Airlines, South America’s largest airline, and its main pilots’ union, Sindicato de Pilotos de Latam (SPL), have struck a last-minute deal, preventing a threatened strike according to an SPL statement reported in the local and international media.... Read More

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