LatinNews Daily - 09 March 2023

Main Briefing
On 8 March Chile’s 155-member lower chamber rejected a proposed tax reform bill tabled by the leftist government led by President Gabriel Boric.... Read More
On 8 March, Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro sent a government delegation to Antioquia department to attempt to resolve protests by informal miners, which Antioquia’s governor, Aníbal Gaviria, claims are being coordinated by the Clan del Golfo drug trafficking organisation (DTO).... Read More
* The Observatorio Venezolano de Finanzas (OVF), an independent economic think tank established by the political opposition, has estimated that monthly inflation in February was 20.2%, down on January when the OVF estimated it to be 39.4%.... Read More
On 8 March, Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva unveiled a package of measures aimed at tackling gender inequality and gender-based violence in the country. ... Read More
* Brazil’s agriculture minister, Carlos Fávaro, has said that Brazil is in “the final phase” of negotiations with China to end a Chinese suspension on the import of Brazilian beef, which was implemented on 23 February following the detection of a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, also known as ‘mad cow disease’).... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 8 March Honduras’s President Xiomara Castro signed an executive order ending a ban on the use and sale of the morning-after pill.... Read More
* Panama’s government led by President Laurentino Cortizo and Minera Panamá S.A.... Read More
On 8 March, some 90,000 women took to the streets of Mexico City (CDMX) to participate in International Women’s Day demonstrations.... Read More
*Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has met with directors and technicians from US electric vehicle (EV) company Tesla.... Read More
Southern Cone
* Chile’s national statistics institute (INE) has released new figures which show monthly inflation in February was -0.1%, down from 0.8% in January and 0.3% in December.... Read More

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