Weekly Report - 12 January 2023 (WR-23-02)

Until last week, the power transfer in Brazil seemed to have proceeded smoothly, despite the deep political polarisation in which the country has been immersed.... Read More
Peru’s President Dina Boluarte, whose first month in office has been shaped by fierce anti-government protests, scored a crucial political victory on 10 January when her cabinet won its requisite confidence vote in congress.... Read More
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso could see his political future defined in the next few weeks.... Read More
Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro enjoyed an extended political honeymoon for his first five months in office, buoyed by optimism about his plans for ‘total peace’.... Read More
After a tough first month in power last April Chile’s President Gabriel Boric said his government had “hit turbulence”.... Read More
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador met US President Joe Biden and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City (CDMX) on 10 January for the tenth annual North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS), also dubbed the ‘three amigos’ summit.... Read More
Mexico’s government has arrested Ovidio Guzmán López – the son of the infamous former Sinaloa drug trafficking organisation (DTO) leader Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera.... Read More
MEXICO | Inflation hits new high.... Read More
The US embassy in Cuba’s capital, Havana, has resumed full immigrant visa processing for the first time since 2017 following its suspension under former US president Donald Trump (2017-2021).... Read More
With the final shortlist of candidates for Honduras’s 15-member supreme court (CSJ) due to be submitted to congress by 23 January, concerns persist regarding the calibre of candidates.... Read More
There were a total of 496 homicides registered in El Salvador in 2022, down 57%, according to the defence minister, René Merino Monroy, the lowest figure since President Nayib Bukele came to power in 2019.... Read More
“They are going to find out that democracy guarantees the rights to freedom, communication, and expression, but also that people respect the institutions that were created to strengthen democracy.... Read More

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