Weekly Report - 24 November 2022 (WR-22-47)

In the same week that he marked his first 100 days in office, Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro celebrated major progress on two key pledges in his campaign manifesto.... Read More
A high-level delegation from the OAS concluded a three-day visit to Peru this week with the objective of supporting democracy and defusing tensions after meeting all of the principal actors in the political confrontation that has gripped Peru since President Pedro Castillo took office in July 2021.... Read More
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso announced on 22 November the installation of a new control and monitoring system for the country’s 36 prisons as his government tries to respond to a wave of violence and fatal prison riots fuelled by drug-trafficking rivalries.... Read More
Venezuela’s opposition coalition Plataforma Unitaria Democrática (PUD) has moved closer to naming its candidate for the 2024 presidential election, with the installation on 15 November of a commission tasked with overseeing the PUD primaries.... Read More
After a week of being lauded and fêted at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) for his promises to re-include Brazil in the fight against global warming, president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) returned to the country on 20 November to find a much more hostile environment awaiting him.... Read More
Trapped in a sandstorm, the horizon has clouded over.... Read More
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s flagship Tren Maya railway project was once again a topic of conversation for the wrong reasons this week.... Read More
MEXICO | Mexico displeased at new IDB head.... Read More
A three-day conference entitled ‘Adopting Bitcoin – A Lightning Summit’, was held in El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, from 15-17 November, hosted by Irish fintech firm Galoy.... Read More
Guatemala’s 160-member unicameral legislature has approved the biggest budget in the country’s history.... Read More
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Set for strong growth in 2023.... Read More
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has postponed the Pacific Alliance summit, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City (CDMX) on 25 November.... Read More
“These conversations about peace with the ELN in Caracas do not entail the armed forces dropping its guard or a reduction in its activities [which] have not stopped at any time.”... Read More

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