Weekly Report - 13 April 2023 (WR-23-15)

“Brazil is back,” President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said during an event marking the first 100 days of his current administration on 10 April.... Read More
Venezuela’s longstanding claim to the Essequibo – a 160,000km² expanse covering around two-thirds of the territory of its neighbour Guyana – received another legal setback on 6 April in a 14-1 ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).... Read More
Conflicts affecting informal gold miners and the giant Cerrejón coal mine have been paused, but tensions remain.... Read More
Ecuador’s state oil company, Petroecuador, announced on 11 April that it has reached a deal with indigenous communities to end protests at two oil drilling sites in the Amazonian province of Orellana.... Read More
Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) has been granted a last-minute stay of extradition from the US to Peru, where he is wanted on bribery charges.... Read More
BOLIVIA | Arce discusses import substitution with business leaders.... Read More
A technical decision about the voting system that will be used in the city of Buenos Aires (Caba) to choose a new mayor may turn out to be critical for the nationwide fate of Juntos por el Cambio (JxC), the centre-right opposition coalition, and could even end up influencing the balance of power within the country’s next government.... Read More
Fighting crime appears to have become priority number one in Chile.... Read More
CHILE | Reducing working week.... Read More
Once again, an electoral reform initiative has stoked tensions in Mexico.... Read More
Mexico’s federal attorney general’s office (FGR) has said that a “pattern of irresponsibility and neglect” was to blame for a fire that killed 40 migrants at a national migration institute (INM) facility in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua state, on 27 March.... Read More
Honduras’s leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre) government led by President Xiomara Castro has announced a six-month extension to the state of emergency implemented late last year aimed at cracking down on gangs [WR-12-50].... Read More
At least 17 people were kidnapped by the Nicaraguan police (PNN) in the context of the Semana Santa Easter festival according to Monitoreo Azul y Blanco, a local organisation which monitors human rights violations.... Read More
The wave of arrests that started when Venezuela’s oil minister Tareck El Aissami resigned amid allegations of corruption on 20 March [WR-23-12] has gathered pace.... Read More
“Brazil is back with actions and programmes that have helped to restore the dignity, citizenship, and quality of life of the Brazilian people.”... Read More

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