LatinNews Daily - 06 September 2023

Main Briefing
On 5 September Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced a series of measures aimed at protecting the Amazon rainforest and supporting indigenous rights, such as granting legal recognition to two indigenous territories (TIs).... Read More
On 5 September Colombia’s lower chamber of congress threw a lifeline to the government’s struggling health reform bill, rejecting an attempt by the opposition to archive the bill.... Read More
* The Observatorio Venezolano de Finanzas (OVF), an independent economic think tank, has calculated that monthly inflation in Venezuela reached 13.6% in August, bringing annual inflation to 422%.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the latest figures for industrial production, which showed a decrease of 0.6% from June to July.... Read More
Central America & Caribbean
On 5 September Guatemala’s presidential spokesperson Kevin López cited Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro as underlining the political will of the government led by President Alejandro Giammattei to carry out an “orderly transition process”.... Read More
* With 65 votes in favour, El Salvador’s 84-seat legislative assembly has approved a new legislative initiative, which designates the US company Google as a strategic partner of the government of El Salvador.... Read More
On 5 September members of conservative associations protested outside Mexico’s supreme court (SCJN) over upcoming votes regarding the decriminalisation of abortion.... Read More
* Mexico’s national social security institute (IMSS) has released a new report showing it had registered 22m jobs as of 31 August, with 86.3% being permanent positions and 13.7% temporary posts.... Read More
Southern Cone
On 5 September Paraguay’s President Santiago Peña named seven members of the negotiating team for the binational Itaipú hydroelectric dam which Paraguay shares with Brazil.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has announced that it is reducing its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points to 9.5%.... Read More

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