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LatinNews Daily - 15 November 2022

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On 14 November the local and international media reported that Haiti’s interior and justice ministers, Liszt Quitel and Berto Dorcé had been replaced, with their responsibilities to be assumed by Prime Minister Ariel Henry and culture & communications minister Emmelie Prophète Milcé, respectively.... Read More
Andean
On 14 November the civic committee of Bolivia’s south-western department of Potosí began a 48-hour strike in solidarity with the civic committee of the eastern department of Santa Cruz, which has been on strike for 24 days to try and mount pressure on the government led by President Luis Arce over the staging of a national census.... Read More
*Peru’s central bank (BCRP) has released new figures which show that Peru’s trade balance registered a surplus of US$689m in September 2022, which was higher than the amount recorded in the previous month (US$321m) but lower than the US$1.59bn registered in September 2021.... Read More
Brazil
On 14 November, Brazil’s leftist president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT), arrived at the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, pledging to boost the credibility of Brazil’s policies to fight deforestation in the Amazon region.... Read More
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released its latest economic activity index (IBC-Br) showing that the country’s economic activity increased just 0.05% in September compared to August although this was up from the 1.13% monthly decline posted in August.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*Panama’s government led by President Laurentino Cortizo has set the deadline of 14 December for Canada’s First Quantum Minerals which owns Cobre Panamá, a major copper mine via its subsidiary Minera Panamá, to sign a long-awaited contract.... Read More
Mexico
On 14 November, Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) and the US embassy in Mexico officially announced joint commitments to address the climate crisis, which had been outlined days earlier at the United Nations (UN) climate change conference (COP27).... Read More
*Mexico’s 2023 revenue budget (Ley de Ingresos), the income side of next year’s budget proposal, has been published by decree in the official gazette (DOF).... Read More
Southern Cone
On 14 November, Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernández announced she had requested the dismissal of the judge presiding over the investigation into her attempted assassination on 1 September.... Read More
*Argentina’s energy ministry has announced a two-year extension to off-shore oil exploration contracts authorised to UK-headquartered multinational oil firm Tullow, Argentina’s Pluspetrol and Germany’s Wintershall in two areas in the Malvinas Oeste’ fields in Argentina’s South Atlantic territorial waters.... Read More

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