LatinNews Daily - 12 May 2023

Main Briefing
On 11 May, the US federal order Title 42, which has enabled US authorities to rapidly expel millions of migrants to Mexico, was lifted.... Read More
On 11 May, Colombia’s Defence Minister Iván Velásquez travelled to Caracas for security talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Vladimir Padrino López and President Nicolás Maduro.... Read More
* The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has released its latest monthly oil market report, in which Venezuela claimed to have produced 810,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in April, up from 754,000 bpd in March.... Read More
On 11 May, Brazil’s supreme court (STF) announced the release from custody of former justice minister Anderson Torres (2021-2023), who had been arrested for alleged involvement in the 8 January riots, when supporters of right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) stormed government buildings in Brasília.... Read More
* Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras has released its first quarter results, posting a profit of R$38.16bn (US$7.73bn), down 12% from the R$43.34bn in Q4 2022, and down 14.4% from the R$44.56bn in the first quarter of last year.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 11 May, El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele claimed in a tweet that the country had experienced 365 “zero murder days”.... Read More
*Honduras’s state-owned energy company Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ENEE) has announced an agreement worth over US$60m with Spanish engineering and construction company, Elecnor, for the construction, expansion, and improvement of various electricity substations across the country as well as improvements to the transmission network.... Read More
* Mexico’s agriculture ministry (Sader) has announced that agricultural production in 2022 totalled 271m tonnes (t), a 0.9% increase on the previous year.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 11 May Paraguay’s superior court of electoral justice (TSJE) rejected demands from defeated opposition presidential candidates to carry out a manual recount of the vote and an international audit of the electronic voting machines used in the elections on 30 April.... Read More
* The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that recent virtual talks with Argentina’s government have been “constructive”.... Read More

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