LatinNews Daily - 23 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 22 November, Brazil’s Partido Liberal (PL), the party of outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro, challenged the result of the 30 October presidential runoff election, in which Bolsonaro was narrowly defeated (50.9%-49.1%) by leftist former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT). ... Read More
On 22 November, Peru’s constitutional court (TC) ordered congress to nullify a constitutional complaint accusing President Pedro Castillo of treason.... Read More
* Ecuador’s interior ministry has announced that the government will not be proceeding with plans to forgive personal loans of between US$3,000 and US$10,000 from state bank Banecuador, rowing back on an agreement it reached with the indigenous organisation Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie) in June to end major anti-government protests.... Read More
*The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has updated its 2022 growth projection for Brazil to 2.8% up from 0.6% in its previous (June) forecast.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 22 November Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.... Read More
*El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has tweeted a link to a report by Bitcoin Magazine, which is owned by US-based media company BTC Inc, which states that a “digital securities bill has been presented to El Salvador’s congress, paving the way for the issuance of [cryptocurrency] bitcoin-based bonds.” Bitcoin Magazine cited a source close to President Bukele as saying that the bill, which was submitted by El Salvador’s economy minister, Maria Luisa Hayem Brevé, was expected to be “approved before Christmas” by the 84-member unicameral legislature which is controlled by President Bukele’s Nuevas Ideas (NI).... Read More
On 22 November, Mexican media outlet AX Noticias confirmed that journalist Pedro Pablo Kamul Anaya, who worked for the company as a radio reporter and host, had been killed in Veracruz state.... Read More
* Mexico’s economy ministry (SE) has revealed that foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first three quarters of 2022 amounted to US$32.14bn, representing a 29.5% increase on the same period in 2021.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 22 November, authorities in Chile’s southern region of La Araucanía announced five people had been arrested in relation to a double arson attack that day, including the son of militant Mapuche leader Héctor Llaitul.... Read More
*Argentina’s economy ministry has announced that the country posted a primary fiscal deficit of Ar$103.05bn (US$625.4m) in October 2022, compared with Ar$209.17bn in October 2021 and a surplus of Ar$80.6bn in September.... Read More

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