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LatinNews Daily - 11 January 2023

Main Briefing
On 10 January President Dina Boluarte’s cabinet won its obligatory confidence vote in congress, on the same day that the attorney general’s office opened an investigation into her for alleged “genocide” in relation to the security forces’ violent response to anti-government protests.... Read More
Andean
* Colombia’s state oil company, Ecopetrol, has issued US$2bn in bonds on the international market as part of a strategy to pay debts related to its 2021 acquisition of electricity transmission company Interconexón Elétrica and fund its investment plan for this year.... Read More
Brazil
On 10 January, Brazil’s supreme court (STF) justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the arrest of Anderson Torres, who served as justice minister (2021-2022) under former President Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023).... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest inflation figures, showing monthly inflation of 0.62% in December 2022, bringing the annual inflation rate to 5.79%.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 10 January the terms of Haiti’s last remaining 10 senators expired.... Read More
*Nicaragua’s exports (not including free zone exports) totalled US$3.94bn in 2022, up 9.77% on the US$3.59bn exported in 2021 according to new figures from the Nicaraguan association of producers and exporters (Apen), a local export promotion lobby.... Read More
Mexico
On 10 January, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, US President Joe Biden and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met for the tenth North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) in Mexico City (CDMX).... Read More
* Mexico’s national statistics institute (Inegi) has released new figures which show that gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) in October 2022 was up by 1.4% compared with the previous month on seasonally adjusted figures.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 10 January controversial former president Horacio Cartes (2013-2018) assumed leadership of Paraguay’s ruling Asociación Nacional Republicana-Partido Colorado (ANR-PC), issuing a renewed call for the party to unite ahead of 30 April general elections.... Read More
* Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has announced plans to boost trade and investment with Japan following a meeting with Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, in Buenos Aires.... Read More

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