LatinNews Daily - 07 September 2023

On 6 September Claudia Sheinbaum won the internal contest to become the 2024 presidential candidate for Mexico’s ruling Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena).... Read More
On 6 September Peru’s President Dina Boluarte carried out a cabinet reshuffle, replacing six ministers including Justice Minister Daniel Maurate.... Read More
* Peru’s Prime Minister Alberto Otárola and Finance Minister Alex Contreras have submitted the draft 2024 national budget to congress, outlining proposed spending of PEN241bn (US$65.04bn) – a 12% increase on the 2023 budget, which Otárola said marked the largest annual increase of the past decade.... Read More
On 6 September Brazil’s government led by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva confirmed the addition of two new cabinet ministers, André Fufuca (Progressistas, PP) and Silvio Costa Filho (Republicanos).... Read More
* The Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab), the logistics arm of Brazil’s agriculture ministry, has released the latest figures for grain crop production, which showed that the 2022/23 harvest cycle registered a record 322.8m tonnes (t).... Read More
On 6 September a debate took place in Omar Torrijos Herrera district in Panama’s Colón province involving a national congress committee and the public over a new contract between the government and Minera Panamá S.A.... Read More
* Guatemala has joined the free trade agreement (FTA) that South Korea signed with five other Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) in 2018.... Read More
* Mexico’s national tax authority (SAT) has issued a new report with preliminary figures on tax take between January and August 2023.... Read More
On 6 September Chile’s former president Sebastián Piñera (2010-2014, 2018-2022), of the conservative opposition Chile Vamos, said he would sign a declaration in support of democracy proposed by President Gabriel Boric ahead of the 50th anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) but would not take part in official events to commemorate it.... Read More
* Chile’s central bank (BCCh) has revised down its annual GDP growth forecast for 2023 from between -0.5% and 0.25% in its previous (June) forecast to between -0.5% and 0%.... Read More

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