LatinNews Daily - 10 May 2023

Main Briefing
On 9 May, Ecuador’s national assembly voted to hold an impeachment trial against President Guillermo Lasso.... Read More
* Ecuador’s government has secured the world’s largest debt-for-nature swap, which has enabled Ecuador to convert US$1.62bn of international bonds into a US$656m bond linked to marine conservation in the Galápagos Islands.... Read More
On 9 May, Brazilian users of the messaging app Telegram were sent a mass message detailing the tech firm’s criticisms of the government’s proposed online regulation bill (commonly known as the ‘fake news’ bill).... Read More
* The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has begun production for a new line of Gripen fighter jets, in partnership with the Swedish manufacturer Saab.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 9 May, the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said that at least 164 mob killings and lynchings of alleged gang members were documented in Haiti in April.... Read More
* The Dominican Republic’s central bank (BCRD) has released new figures which show the monthly consumer price index in April was 0.24%, bringing the annual rate to 5.15%.... Read More
On 9 May, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and US President Joe Biden discussed migration as the end of Title 42 approaches.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 9 May Argentina’s supreme court (CSJN) suspended elections scheduled for 14 May in Argentina’s north-western provinces of San Juan and Tucumán.... Read More
* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released its figures on industrial manufacturing and construction in March 2023, which showed that the industrial manufacturing index was up 3.1% year-on-year, and the construction industry index increased by 1.2% in yearly terms.... Read More

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