Weekly Report - 09 March 2023 (WR-23-10)

An expert panel appointed by the United Nations (UN) has concluded that the Nicaraguan government led by President Daniel Ortega has committed “widespread human rights violations that amount to crimes against humanity”.... Read More
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso is staring down the barrel of a second impeachment trial, in which the odds would be stacked heavily against him.... Read More
Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro is facing his first real crisis since taking office in August last year, as questions mount regarding the financing of his election campaign.... Read More
Opposition parties are gearing up their campaigns for presidential primaries due on 22 October.... Read More
Facing a plethora of potential criminal and civil suits back home, Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) remains in self-imposed exile in the US state of Florida.... Read More
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva held a meeting with his communications minister, Juscelino Filho, on 6 March.... Read More
Violence has surged this year in Rosario, the capital of the north-eastern province of Santa Fe, and the third largest city in Argentina.... Read More
The second attempt in just over two years to launch major constitutional reform kicked off on 6 March, with the inauguration of a 24-strong committee of experts.... Read More
BRAZIL | GDP figures highlight challenges.... Read More
Tensions over security and trade issues have flared up between Mexico and its northern neighbour in the past week.... Read More
Relations between Mexico’s executive branch and supreme court (SCJN) have been on thin ice since Norma Lucía Piña Hernández took over as SCJN president from Arturo Zaldívar, an ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on 2 January [WR-23-01].... Read More
The expanding role of the military in Mexico and militarisation of public security has been a key feature of the last four years under the government led by President Andrés López Obrador, but it has been deeply controversial.... Read More
Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently headed up a one-day Caribbean Community (Caricom) special mission to Haiti.... Read More
As part of his efforts in restoring Brazil’s reputation and position on the international stage, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sees his country playing a mediator role in international conflicts, notably the war between Russia and Ukraine.... Read More
“All of Nicaragua is a crime scene.” ... Read More

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