LatinNews Daily - 01 March 2023

Main Briefing
On 28 February during a visit to Brazil, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said that protecting the Amazon rainforest is essential if the world is to meet its target of limiting global warming to not more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.... Read More
On 28 February the low-cost Colombian airline Viva Air grounded its fleet and suspended ticket sales, unleashing chaos at airports across Colombia.... Read More
* The director of Peru’s investment promotion agency (Proinversión), José Salardi, has announced aims to adjudicate 16 public-private infrastructure projects costing a total of US$3bn in 2023.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest unemployment figures, putting the unemployment level at 7.9% in the rolling quarter of October-December 2022, with 8.6m people registered as unemployed.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 28 February a Guatemalan judge, Jimi Bremer, ordered an investigation into a further eight journalists and columnists of leading newspaper elPeriódico as part of a new criminal case against its president José Rubén Zamora.... Read More
* Panama’s labour ministry (Mitradel) has announced that it has rejected a request presented by Minera Panamá S.A.... Read More
On 28 February Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that Elon Musk, the owner of US Tesla electric vehicle (EV) company, had confirmed a major investment in a new assembly plant near Monterrey, the capital of the northern state of Nuevo León.... Read More
* Mexican airline holding company Grupo Aeroméxico and the umbrella pilots’ union Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de México (ASPA) have blamed each other for delays and cancellations of flights which have occurred in recent days, with over 50 flights affected according to local press reports.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 28 February, Argentine farmers staged a protest in the province of Santa Fe, demanding relief measures from the government. ... Read More
* Manuel María Cáceres and Anatalicio Risden Junior, the respective Paraguayan and Brazilian general directors of Itaipú Binacional, the operating company jointly owned by Paraguay and Brazil of the Itaipú hydroelectric complex as per a 1973 treaty, have said that outstanding debts arising from its construction have now been paid off.... Read More

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