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LatinNews Daily - 25 January 2022

On 24 January Colombia’s President Iván Duque confirmed that Euclides España Caicedo (‘Jhonier’), the leader of a dissident unit of the disbanded Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group, had been killed in a security operation in the southwestern department of Cauca.

LatinNews Daily - 24 January 2022

On 23 January legislators from the leftist Partido Libertad y Refundación (Libre), the party of Honduras’s president-elect Xiomara Castro, elected Luis Redondo as the new president of congress while in a separate session Libre rebels elected another congressional directorate headed up by Jorge Cálix.

LatinNews Daily - 20 January 2022

Chile’s President-elect Gabriel Boric on 19 January met with leaders of the four right-wing parties that make up the current Chile Vamos ruling coalition, and that will become part of the opposition after 11 March, when his new government takes office.

LatinNews Daily - 19 January 2022

On 18 January Íngrid Betancourt, a former senator and long-time hostage of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Farc) guerrilla group, announced that she will compete for the nomination of the centrist Coalición Centro Esperanza (CCE) ahead of Colombia’s May presidential election.

LatinNews Daily - 17 January 2022

On 16 January hundreds of people took to the streets in El Salvador’s capital, San Salvador, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords ending the 1980-1992 civil war and to protest against the Nuevas Ideas (NI) government led by President Nayib Bukele.

LatinNews Daily - 13 January 2022

On 12 January, Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary cybersecurity laboratory at Canada’s University of Toronto, and US-based digital civil rights NGO Access Now, published an investigation which revealed “extensive hacking of media and civil society in El Salvador” with Pegasus, a sophisticated spyware programme.

LatinNews Daily - 07 January 2022

On 6 January Argentine bonds fell sharply and country risk increased in response to comments by President Alberto Fernández, his spokesperson Gabriela Cerruti, and his economy minister, Martín Guzmán, suggesting that reaching a debt-restructuring accord with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be even more difficult than thought.

LatinNews Daily - 05 January 2022

On 4 January, Peru’s attorney general’s office (AG) confirmed that it had opened a preliminary investigation into President Pedro Castillo but said that this would be suspended until the conclusion of his presidential term in 2026.

LatinNews Daily - 04 January 2022

On 3 January Colombia’s President Iván Duque announced that two army battalions will be deployed to the eastern department of Arauca, after at least 24 people were killed in a wave of killings by illegal armed groups on 2 January.