LatinNews Daily - 17 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 16 November the congressional subcommittee on constitutional accusations approved the constitutional complaint presented by the attorney general’s office against Peru’s President Pedro Castillo for leading a criminal organisation, influence peddling, and collusion.... Read More
*Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has forecast that oil sales will generate US$3.5bn in revenue for 2022, which he complained was just 10% of sales registered in previous years and which he blamed on US sanctions targeting the oil sector introduced in 2018.... Read More
On 16 November, Brazil’s president elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) gave a speech at the United Nations (UN) climate summit COP27 in Egypt, where he announced “Brazil is back” for the global fight against climate change.... Read More
*The transition team of Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) has presented a proposal for a constitutional amendment (PEC) to congress which would allow the new administration to spend more than is stipulated by the so-called constitutional ceiling – a rule approved in 2016 that limits annual growth in government spending to the rate of inflation.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 16 November protests took place in El Salvador’s capital, staged by Movimiento de Víctimas del Régimen (Movir), a group of relatives of those detained under the state of emergency, invoked in March by the Nuevas (NI) government led by President Nayib Bukele in response to gang violence.... Read More
*The International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board has concluded the third review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Costa Rica, allowing for an immediate disbursement equivalent to about US$270m.... Read More
On 16 November, a US judge delayed lifting the controversial federal order Title 42, which has been used to expel migrants to Mexico since March 2020. ... Read More
*New rules have been published in Mexico’s official gazette (DOF) making it mandatory for employers to enrol domestic workers in a scheme with the Mexican social security institute (IMSS).... Read More
Southern Cone
On 16 November, Paraguay’s supreme electoral tribunal (TSJE) announced the beginning of the official campaign period ahead of the presidential primaries on 18 December.... Read More
*Argentina’s senate has approved the government’s proposed 2023 budget for Ar$29trn (US$186.6bn).... Read More

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