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LatinNews Daily - 14 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 11 November, Chile’s President Gabriel Boric wrapped up his first official visit to the La Araucanía region in the south of the country by announcing the creation of a peace commission to seek solutions to the long-running indigenous Mapuche conflict that grips the region. ... Read More
Andean
On 11 November Peru’s congressional subcommittee on constitutional accusations narrowly voted to accuse President Pedro Castillo of treason and for him to be barred from holding public office for five years for comments he made to CNN en Español in January this year floating the possibility of consulting the Peruvian people in a referendum about granting Bolivia sovereign access to the sea. ... Read More
*Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has released the latest figures on industrial production which show that this increased 4.4% in September compared to the same month in 2021.... Read More
Brazil
On 11 November, the commanders of Brazil’s armed forces issued a note commenting on protests that have been taking place since the 30 October election, which call for a military coup to prevent the inauguration of president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT).... Read More
*Brazil-based meatpacker JBS, the world’s largest beef producer (with a presence in over 20 countries), has released its financial results for Q3 2022, showing a 47.1% fall in quarterly profits compared to the third quarter of 2021.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 12 November the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed concern about judicial action targeting Miguel Ángel Gálvez, a judge in one of Guatemala’s high-risk courts.... Read More
*The European Union (EU) has announced that it has earmarked €150,000 (US$149,265) in humanitarian funding for El Salvador to help those most affected by the impact of Tropical Storm Julia which wreaked havoc as it passed through Central America last month.... Read More
Mexico
On 13 November, tens of thousands of Mexicans protested in support of the national electoral institute (INE) and against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposed electoral reform.... Read More
*Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has published new data for its monthly index of industrial activity (Imai) showing that Mexico’s industrial activity was down -0.2% in September 2022 compared with August 2022.... Read More
Southern Cone
*Argentina’s Economy Minister Sergio Massa has announced the launch of the ‘Precios Justos’ price controls programme, which was negotiated last month with suppliers and supermarkets.... Read More
Washington Watch
Honduras: On 4 November Honduras’s President Xiomara Castro met US Assistant Secretary of Defence for Homeland Defence and Hemispheric Affairs Melissa Dalton during Dalton’s visit to Honduras to observe the USNS (US Naval Ship) Comfort mission in Puerto Cortés, Honduras’s main port, in Cortés department, as part of Continuing Promise 2022, a medical mission.... Read More

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