LatinNews Daily - 16 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 15 November, US and Cuban officials met in Havana to discuss the implementation of the US-Cuba Migration Accords.... Read More
On 15 November Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro marked the completion of 100 days in office by announcing a draft national development plan, outlining his government’s spending priorities for the next four years.... Read More
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has announced that the country’s GDP rose by 7.0% in the third quarter of 2022 compared with the same quarter in 2021.... Read More
On 15 November, thousands of supporters of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (Partido Liberal, PL) gathered in front of military headquarters to celebrate a public holiday marking the proclamation of the Brazilian republic, reiterating their calls for a military coup.... Read More
* Roberto Campos Neto, the president of Brazil's central bank (BCB), has said that, although inflation is showing some signs of improvement, the country must “persist” in its fight to control inflation.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
* El Salvador’s legislature has greenlighted new debt and a US$106m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop coastal tourism.... Read More
On 15 November, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) released a new report on the investigation into the 2014 Ayotzinapa massacre.... Read More
*Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has offered more details on how he envisages the country’s incipient lithium industry will operate.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 15 November, Uruguay’s umbrella trade union organisation Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores- Convención Nacional de Trabajadores (PIT-CNT) staged a four-hour partial general strike in the capital, Montevideo, against the government’s proposed social security reform.... Read More
*Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has published the latest consumer price index (IPC), which showed that monthly inflation stood at 6.3% in October, bringing the annual rate to 88%.... Read More

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