LatinNews Daily - 09 January 2023

Main Briefing
On 8 January, supporters of Brazil’s former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro (Partido Liberal, PL, 2019-2023) stormed the country’s congress, the presidential palace, and the supreme court (STF) headquarters in the capital, Brasília, calling for a military coup to overthrow the results of the 30 October presidential election.... Read More
On 7 January Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro met his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro in Caracas.... Read More
* Ecuador’s national statistics institute (Inec) has released the consumer price index for December, which shows monthly inflation of 0.16% and annual inflation of 3.74%.... Read More
* Brazil’s state-owned development bank (BNDES) has approved loans totalling R$3.5bn (US$669.5m) for the construction of two wind farms and a solar plant in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 6 January Honduras’s leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre) government led by President Xiomara Castro extended a decree authorising a state of exception for 45 days, to tackle gang violence.... Read More
*Costa Rica’s national statistics institute (INEC) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in December reached 0.13%, bringing the annual total to 7.88%.... Read More
On 6 January, Mexico’s federal defence minister, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, announced that 29 people were killed in a wave of violence following the arrest of a prominent drug trafficker in Sinaloa state the previous day.... Read More
*Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released the latest figures for sales of light vehicles, which show that 120,862 vehicles were sold in December 2022, a yearly increase of 24.1%.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 7 January Chile’s President Gabriel Boric announced the resignation of his justice minister, Marcela Ríos, as well as the departure of his cabinet chief and main adviser Matías Meza-Lopehandía.... Read More
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in December 2022 was 0.3%, with annual inflation closing the year at 12.8%.... Read More
Washington Watch
Mexico: On 5 January, Mexico’s foreign ministry (SRE) announced that it had agreed to accept migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Haiti expelled from the US under Title 42 – a measure allowing US authorities to rapidly expel asylum-seeking migrants of certain nationalities to Mexico.... Read More

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