LatinNews Daily - 04 September 2023

On 1 September Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented his fifth annual state-of-the-nation report (Informe) from Campeche state.... Read More
On 1 September Luisa González, the presidential candidate for Revolución Ciudadana (RC) in Ecuador’s 15 October second-round run-off ballot, said she had received death threats, was reluctantly wearing a bullet-proof vest, and had accepted a government offer of increased military security.... Read More
* Peruvian mining firm Minsur has announced a US$2bn investment plan for 2023-2027 following a recent meeting with Peru’s energy & mining minister, Óscar Vera.... Read More
On 1 September local media reported that Brazil’s supreme court (STF) had frozen assets of Juscelino Filho, the communications minister of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, due to the minister’s alleged involvement in a scheme to misappropriate public funds for the benefit of his sister, a mayor in Maranhão state.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has reported that the country’s GDP grew by 0.9% in the second quarter of 2023 compared with the preceding quarter, and Brazil’s GDP for Q2 totalled R$2.65trn (US$536bn).... Read More
Following a claim on 1 September by President-elect Bernardo Arévalo that a coup d’état is underway in Guatemala, thousands of his supporters demonstrated in Guatemala City over the weekend and the supreme electoral tribunal (TSE) temporarily suspended a ban on his party, Movimiento Semilla.  ... Read More
* The Dominican Republic’s central bank (BCRD) has reduced the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, from 7.75% to 7.50%.... Read More
* Economic analysts surveyed by Mexico’s central bank (Banxico) have raised their 2023 GDP growth forecast for Mexico from 2.59% in a previous (July) survey to 3.04%.... Read More
On 3 September Chile’s President Gabriel Boric said that his government was doing its level best to forge a political consensus behind a declaration in support of democracy and in defence of human rights ahead of the 50th anniversary next weekend of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet but was being frustrated by the determination of “some sectors on the right” to engage in “dangerous historical revisionism”.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has reported a 1.8% increase in the monthly index of economic activity (Imacec), which is considered an advance estimate of GDP, in July as compared with the same month in 2022.... Read More
Chile: On 25 August the US State Department declassified and released portions of daily presidential briefs concerning Chile that were given to former US president Richard Nixon (1969-1974) on 8 and 11 September 1973 – the latter being the day of the coup d’état against former Chilean president Salvador Allende (1970-1973).... Read More

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