LatinNews Daily - 03 May 2023

Main Briefing
On 2 May, representatives from the Colombian government and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) guerrilla group began a third round of peace talks in Cuba’s capital Havana.... Read More
* Peru’s national statistics institute (Inei) has announced that the mining and hydrocarbons sectors grew by a combined total of 9.28% in March compared with the same month in 2022, with mining growing by 8.70% and hydrocarbons by 12.66%.... Read More
On 2 May, the president of Brazil’s lower house of congress, Arthur Lira, announced the postponement of the vote on an online regulation bill (commonly known as the ‘fake news’ bill), in a blow to the legislative agenda of the centre-left governing coalition led by the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT).... Read More
* Brazil’s ministry of development, industry, and foreign trade has released the latest figures for the country’s trade balance which show a surplus of US$8.22bn in April.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 2 May the trial began in Guatemala of José Rubén Zamora Marroquín, the president of leading newspaper elPeriódico and a leading critic of the government led by President Alejandro Giammattei.... Read More
* In a speech ahead of his one-year anniversary in office on 8 May, Costa Rica’s President Rodrigo Chaves has boasted various economic achievements.... Read More
On 2 May, Mexico’s government stated it would continue to allow the US to expel migrants to Mexico after Title 42 is lifted on 11 May.... Read More
* Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) has announced that remittances to Mexico totalled US$5.19bn in March, a 10.7% increase year-on-year.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 2 May Paraguay’s police chief Gilberto Fleitas said that at least 74 people had been arrested over violent protests which took place after Paraguayo Cubas, the populist third-placed candidate in the 30 April general election, alleged electoral fraud on his social media.... Read More
* Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has met with his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in Brasília to discuss ways to boost bilateral trade as Argentina faces a mounting financial crisis.... Read More

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