LatinNews Daily - 21 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 19 November Britain’s ambassador for human rights, Rita French, tweeted that “intimidation & criminalisation of independent judges and prosecutors in Guatemala must end”.... Read More
On 20 November, Colombia’s human rights ombudsman announced that 18 people had been killed in the southwestern department of Putumayo during clashes between dissident forces of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group.... Read More
* An accident at Lima’s Jorge Chávez international airport has thrown air traffic in Peru into chaos, with the airport forced to close from 18-20 November after a LATAM plane struck a fire engine during take-off before bursting into flames.... Read More
On 19 November, Partido Liberal (PL), the party of Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, announced that it will present a document to the country’s top electoral court (TSE) questioning the use of certain older voting machines in the 30 October presidential run-off election.... Read More
*Brazil’s Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural, e Biocombustíveis (ANP), the federal oil and gas regulator, has announced that the country’s oil and natural gas production has soared to 4.18m barrels per day (bpd) in October, a new record, after a record was also registered in September (4.05m bpd).... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
*Following an official staff visit to Nicaragua, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a statement outlining that, after contracting by about 9% during 2018-2020, Nicaragua’s “economic activity is recovering well, supported by appropriate macroeconomic and financial policies and substantial pre-crisis buffers from government deposits and international reserves”.... Read More
On 20 November, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador highlighted the importance of the military within his political project while speaking at an event commemorating the Mexican revolution.... Read More
* A new solar energy park has been inaugurated in Mexico’s Campeche state with investment from US-headquartered Atlas Renewable Energy.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 20 November Hebe de Bonafini, the president of the Asociación Madres de Plaza de Mayo, died at the age of 93 in Buenos Aires.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP increased by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2022 as compared to the same period of 2021.... Read More
Washington Watch
Ecuador: On 16 November the US State Department’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland met Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguín to discuss priorities in the bilateral relationship and on the international agenda.... Read More

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