LatinNews Daily - 06 March 2023

Main Briefing
On 4 March, Ecuador’s national assembly voted to approve a report recommending the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Guillermo Lasso.... Read More
* Colombia’s national statistics department (Dane) has released the latest consumer price index, showing monthly inflation of 1.66% in February.... Read More
On 4 March Brazil’s former right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) addressed the annual US Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) saying his mission in Brazil was “still not over”.... Read More
* The Argentina-based agricultural technology company Bioceres Crop Solutions has announced that it has gained regulatory approval in Brazil for its genetically modified (GM) wheat programme.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 4 March Guatemala’s electoral authority (TSE) rejected the candidacy of 2015 presidential candidate Manuel Baldizón, who was seeking to run for the national legislature in the 25 June general elections.... Read More
*Panama’s deputy foreign trade minister, Juan Carlos Sosa, has described Panama and Ecuador as “strategic allies in the region with large potential to promote investment and competitivity”.... Read More
On 5 March, a state official in Mexico’s Veracruz state was killed in an armed attack, along with his son.... Read More
* Mexico’s tourism ministry (Sectur) has announced that it expects income from international visitors to total US$31.17bn in 2023.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 3 March CREA, a consortium of Argentina agricultural companies, warned that Argentina’s historic drought could trigger losses in export earnings of around US$20bn.... Read More
*International credit ratings agency Moody’s has warned that the massive power cut in Argentina on 1 March, caused by a fire near transmission lines, reflects the lack of investment in the country’s power sector.... Read More
Washington Watch
Mexico: On 28 February, the US asked Mexico to extradite Ovidio Guzmán López, the son of imprisoned former Sinaloa drug trafficking organisation (DTO) leader Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera, according to anonymous official sources widely cited by the international media.... Read More

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