LatinNews Daily - 10 January 2023

Main Briefing
On 9 January, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met with US President Joe Biden in Mexico City (CDMX) ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS).... Read More
On 9 January, at least 18 people were killed in the bloodiest day of unrest in Peru since protests broke out against President Dina Boluarte’s government a month ago.... Read More
* The Peruvian hydrocarbon lobby Sociedad Peruana de Hidrocarburos (SPH) has highlighted that oil production failed to rebound in 2022 following a slump from 2020-2021 during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.... Read More
On 9 January, following an order by Brazil’s supreme court (STF) justice, Alexandre de Moraes, the police began to dismantle anti-democratic protest camps set up by supporters of former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) outside military barracks across the country.... Read More
* Brazil’s central bank (BCB) has released the latest edition of its Focus bulletin, a weekly survey of private sector economists and analysts, which predicted that the country would close 2023 with an annual inflation rate of 5.36%.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 9 January Elsa Morejón, the wife of Cuban dissident and former political prisoner Óscar Elías Biscet, reported that he had been detained that day in Cuba’s capital Havana.... Read More
* Guatemala’s central bank (Banguat) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in December was 0.23%, bringing the annual rate to 9.24% – the highest annual rate for December in over a decade.... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show that monthly inflation in December 2022 was 0.38%, bringing the annual inflation rate to 7.82%.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 9 January Chile’s senate ratified President Gabriel Boric’s choice of attorney general, having rejected his first two nominees for the post.... Read More
*A specialist environmental court in Chile will hear arguments requesting that Nova Austral, a salmon farmer and processor operating in Chile’s southern Magallanes region, should be sanctioned for altering the seabed in the Alberto de Agostini National Park, a large park stretching through the provinces of Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, and Chilean Antarctica.... Read More

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