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LatinNews Daily - 11 November 2022

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On 10 November El Salvador’s attorney general’s office (FGR) announced that Norman Quijano of the right-wing opposition Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), a former congress president (2018-2019) and current member of the Central American parliament (Parlacen), would face trial over alleged electoral fraud and dealings with criminal gangs.... Read More
Andean
On 10 November, thousands of demonstrators marched in Peru’s capital, Lima, in support of the embattled President Pedro Castillo.... Read More
* Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.25%, in response to continued high inflation.... Read More
Brazil
On 11 November, Brazil’s federal highway police (PRF) submitted a list to the country’s supreme court (STF) of 40 people and 10 firms that helped organise roadblocks nationwide following the 30 October election, calling for a military coup to prevent the inauguration of president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT).... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest consumer price index (IPCA), which shows monthly inflation of 0.59% in October.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*Guatemala’s central bank (Banguat) has released new figures on remittances sent to the country which show that these totalled US$1.62bn in October, bringing the ten-month figure to US$14.94bn, up from US$12.43bn in the same period of 2021.... Read More
Mexico
On 10 November, Mexico’s federal deputy public security minister, Ricardo Mejía Berdeja, said the arrest of a local gang leader’s brother had prompted a wave of violence in Guanajuato state the previous day.... Read More
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points to 10% - its twelfth consecutive rate hike.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 10 November the director of Paraguay’s national statistics institute (INE), Iván Ojeda, acknowledged that the national census staged a day earlier had fallen some way short of complete coverage, triggering an avalanche of criticism from the political opposition and the business sector. Analysis:... Read More
*Argentina’s government led by President Alberto Fernández has announced a rise in all pensions, starting from December.... Read More

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