LatinNews Daily - 06 January 2023

Main Briefing
On 5 January, Mexico’s government announced the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of imprisoned former drug kingpin Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa state.... Read More
On 5 January, Juan Guaidó completed his tenure as leader of the Venezuelan opposition, after the opposition national assembly voted to dissolve his ‘interim presidency’.... Read More
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has released the consumer price index for December, which shows monthly inflation of 1.26% and annual inflation of 13.12%.... Read More
On 5 January Simone Tebet, a senator for the centre-right Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (MDB), was sworn in as the new minister for planning and the budget, promising to be a “divergent voice” within the mainly centre-left ruling coalition supporting President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. ... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics department has announced that industrial production decreased by 0.1% in November 2022 compared with the previous month, but was up 0.9% in year-on-year terms.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 5 January the US government led by President Joe Biden announced the expansion of Title 42 - a measure allowing US authorities to rapidly expel asylum-seeking migrants of certain nationalities to Mexico - for migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti.... Read More
*Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show that in December 2022, monthly inflation was 0.37%, less than the 0.98% registered in November.... Read More
* Mexico’s national social security institute (IMSS) has released a new report which shows that as of 31 December 2022, it had registered a total of 21.37m jobs.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 5 January Santiago Peña, the victor in last month’s primary elections for Paraguay’s ruling Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (ANR-PC), set aside differences with his defeated rival, Arnoldo Wiens, ahead of presidential elections on 30 April.... Read More
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released its figures on industrial manufacturing and construction in November 2022, which showed the industrial manufacturing index was up by 1.4% in year-on-year terms, while the index for the construction industry went down by 1.5 % in comparison with November 2021.... Read More

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