LatinNews Daily - 24 November 2022

Main Briefing
On 23 November, Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro tweeted that abandoned negotiations between the Venezuelan government led by President Nicolás Maduro and the political opposition will resume in the coming days.... Read More
* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has announced that the country’s GDP grew by 1.7% in Q3 2022 compared to the previous quarter.... Read More
On 23 November, the president of Brazil’s top electoral court (TSE), Alexandre de Moraes, fined President Jair Bolsonaro’s party, Partido Liberal (PL) R$22.9m (US$4.3m) for “bad faith” litigation over a complaint that it filed disputing the result of the 30 October presidential run-off election.... Read More
*The transition team of Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) has struggled to get the support that it needs in congress to approve a constitutional amendment (PEC) that 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 23 November El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced the start of ‘Phase Five’ of his Plan Control Territorial (TCP) security strategy, a multi-step initiative.... Read More
* The US Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) has announced that it will detain imports of raw sugar and sugar-based products produced by Dominican firm Central Romana Corporation Limited, based on information that “reasonably indicates the use of forced labour in its operations”.... Read More
On 23 November, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hosted his Chilean counterpart Gabriel Boric in Mexico City.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show that in the third quarter of 2022, the unemployment rate stood at 3.4% of the economically active population – people over the age of 15 who are employed or seeking employment – equating to 2m people.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 23 November, in the third day of a damaging truck drivers’ strike, Chile’s government announced it would invoke an interior security law to prosecute truck drivers blocking the country’s highways. ... Read More
*Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has revealed new figures showing that Argentina’s economic activity fell by 0.3% in September compared to August, although it remained 4.8% higher than in September 2021.... Read More

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