LatinNews Daily - 13 September 2023

On 12 September Guatemala’s President-elect Bernardo Arévalo of the left-of-centre Movimiento Semilla (Semilla) announced he was suspending his participation in the transition process.... Read More
On 12 September Peru’s foreign ministry summoned the United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in the country, Igor Garafulic, as tensions continue to flare over the UN’s criticism of a congressional investigation into Peru’s judicial council (JNJ).... 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 820,000 barrels per day (bpd) in August, up from 810,000 bpd in July.... Read More
On 12 September the joint committee of inquiry (CPMI) in Brazil’s congress investigating anti-democratic acts invited a corporal of the capital region’s military police force (PMDF), Marcela da Silva Morais Pinno, to recount the events of 8 January, when supporters of the right-wing former president Jair Bolsonaro (2019-2023) stormed the seats of government in Brasília.... Read More
* Brazil’s national statistics institute (Ibge) has released the consumer price index (IPCA) for August, showing a monthly inflation rate of 0.23% and annual rate of 4.61% for the 12 months until August 2023.... Read More
* Nicaragua’s central bank (BCN) has released new figures which show that the country’s GDP in the second quarter of 2023 rose by 4.0% in year-on-year terms, up from 3.6% growth in the first quarter.... Read More
On 12 September a shootout took place outside Mexico City (CDMX)’s Benito Juárez International Airport (AICM), in which two police officers were injured.... Read More
* Citibanamex, the Mexican banking unit of US financial giant Citigroup Inc, has issued a review of the government’s proposed 2024 budget.... Read More
On 12 September Gabriel Fuks, the under-secretary of Latin American affairs at Argentina’s foreign ministry, held a meeting with Juan Ramón Cano Montanía, the chargé d’affaires at Paraguay’s embassy in Buenos Aires.... Read More
* Paraguay’s President Santiago Peña has announced he is sending a bill to congress to establish “extraordinary management measures for public finances”.... Read More

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